The John Trezise Archive
At our book launch event held Saturday, May 12, 2018 for Rollins Pass, we announced the creation of The John Trezise Archive for Rollins Pass Imagery. This is the world’s largest collection of Rollins Pass imagery for non-commercial use that is crowd-sourced, completely searchable and available to the public through partnerships with requesting museums/libraries, and secured from loss. (Please note, this is separate from our call for photos on this webpage.)
The John Trezise Archive has already provided multiple rare images of the 1913 D&SL 10300 steam crane to the Moffat Road Railroad Museum in Granby, Colorado, among other projects—all to inform the present understanding of Rollins Pass by leveraging information provided from historical images. If you’d like to search or make a contribution to this archive, please reach out to the authors by contacting us.
“Many pictures are from the collection of John T. Trezise, a locomotive engineer whose collection of snapshots reveal the unseen Rollins Pass; John, may you rest in peace having found a form of immortality within these pages.”
—from the Acknowledgments, Rollins Pass (2018), by B. Travis Wright, MPS and Kate Wright, MBA with a foreword by Jason M. LaBelle, PhD