Mary Murphy Tram Building - Current
The Mary Murphy Mine was the largest and most productive mine in the Chalk Creek Mining District. This tram building, located in Romley near St. Elmo, was the lower station of a cable tram system that transported ore down from the mine entrance to a railroad siding for processing and shipment. The building is a rare remaining example of tram stations that were common during the mining era. Deterioration of the roof had put the building at high risk for collapse during winter snows. HSE is excited to be working in collaboration with a local land owner and the USFS on this State Historical Grant Funded program.