FIRST DIVISION - SECOND DISTRICT
(PUEBLO - SALIDA)
Prior to the devastating flood of 1922, Pueblo was in contention to being the state capital of Colorado. The D&RGW's affiliation with the Colorado Fuel & Iron (CF&I) company, made Pueblo a major steel producing town in the west. It served as a major connecting for Denver as well as parent Missouri Pacific, which co-owned the D&RGW along with the Western Pacific. Rich anthracite ore from Crested Butte and limestone from the CF&I quarries at Monarch along the the narrow gauge, were shipped to Pueblo for steel production.
At Pueblo, the First Division mainline from Denver ended the First District, and the Second District mainline began turning west towards Canon City and continuing on to Salida.
Pueblo is modeled only as a staging point for the layout; however: