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The Trip to Denver 7/6/2016

by Chris Guenzler

We left Salida and headed north to Buena Vista and our first stop of the morning.

Colorado Midland Caboose 50 really CB&Q 14634.

The Buena Vista Denver, South Park & Pacific Railroad station. From here we drove to Breckenridge to the Highline Railroad Park.

Colorado & Southern caboose 1006.

Colorado & Southern box car 8323.

White Pass Rotary Snowplow 2 as Denver, Leadville & Gunnison Railroad Rotary 1.

Colorado & Southern 2-6-0 9.

D&RGW flat car 6212.

Highline Railroad Park scene. From her we went back to Fairplay and the South Park City Museum. We paid $10 and it was well worth it.

There is a mine up on the hill.

The ore is dumped into this gondola.

D&RGW side dump gondola 794.

D&RGW stock car 5524.

The station building.

D.S.P.&P.RR 2-6-0 22.

The water tower.

D&RGW box car 3555.

D&RGW stock car 5785.

D&RGW caboose 0517.

The display train.

Park City main road.

A steam tractor.

D&RGW stock car 5785.

D&RGW caboose 0517.

D&RGW box car 3555.

The train display.

Alma Queen Mine.

The track for loading the railroad cars.

Beautiful views can be seen here.

One last look at the main road of South Park City. We gassed up the car and drove to Cripple Creek.

Colorado Midland Cripple Creek station.

Engine 0-4-0 2 would pull the 11:00 AM train today. We set up for pictures. First the 10:30 train come to the wye track.

That train had engine 3 on it.

The 11:00 train left for Victor.

The list with the history of the Cripple Creek & Victor Railroad.

Engine 1.

Engine 4. We left Cripple Creek and drove to the Royal Gorge Park.

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