Railroads of the Pike s Peak Region 1900 1930

Designed to be a companion to the author's Railroads Pike's Peak Region ( 1870–1900 ) , this installment revisits and updates some of the previously covered railroads and introduces some new ones . In 1900 , the Pike's Peak Region was ...

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Author: Allan C. Lewis

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738531251

Category: History

Page: 128

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By 1900, the scenic beauty of the PikeA[a¬a[s Peak region had become well known, making it a popular destination with visitors from across the nation. This influx of tourism along with the apex of the Cripple Creek mining boom saw El Paso and Teller Counties become a hub of freight and passenger activity. Over the next 30 years and through challenging economic times, the area would be served by 11 different railroads and an interurban line. The Midland Terminal and the Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District Railways relied heavily on the revenue gleaned from Cripple Creek ore production, but as the output of these mines declined, so too did the coffers of the railroads that supported them. Larger railroads like the Santa Fe and the Colorado & Southern increased their regional presence through joint agreements and the expansion of local facilities. Still other roads had a more local flair, including the Manitou & PikeA[a¬a[s Peak whose unique cog railway introduced A[a¬AAmericaA[a¬a[s MountainA[a¬A to thousands of tourists. Mass transit also came to the region as the Colorado Springs & Interurban Railway became part of a legacy left by millionaire Winfield Scott Stratton to the people of Colorado Springs.

Railroads of the Pike s Peak Region 1870 1900

Much of the history of the Pike's Peak Region was predicated on the railroads , and the growth that the area enjoyed was dependent on the new residents and the trains that brought them . In this compelling volume , local author and ...

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Author: Allan C. Lewis

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 073852882X

Category: History

Page: 128

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During the gilded age of rail travel in the late 1800s, Colorado Springs became one of the primary portals of westward expansion and a hub for both passenger and freight traffic. Over thousands of miles of tracks traveled merchants, industrialists, tourists, and fortune seekers, all bent on enjoying what Colorado had to offer either on a temporary or permanent basis. Much of the history of the Pike's Peak Region was predicated on the railroads, and the growth that the area enjoyed was dependent on the new residents and the trains that brought them.

Rails Around Durango

The new popularity of the Silverton Branch brought rail fans to the area in increasing numbers through the 1950s . ... Railroads of the Pike's Peak Region : 1870–1900 , and Railroads of the Pike's Peak Region : 1900–1930 .

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Author: Allan C. Lewis

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738548596

Category: History

Page: 127

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In the 1880s, the Denver & Rio Grande began building its three-foot railroad toward the San Juan Mountains alongside the Animas River and the budding community of Durango. The D&RG quickly established itself in Durango, constructing a depot as well as a 45-mile connection to the regional mining hub of Silverton. Over 60 years, the towns, the railroad, and the mines it served would weather plummeting silver values and a turbulent economy. By the end of World War II, declining freight volumes left the future of the railroad in doubt, but by the late 1940s, a growing number of train enthusiasts were journeying to Durango for one last ride. The new popularity of the Silverton Branch brought rail fans to the area in increasing numbers through the 1950s. Today the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad continues to preserve the region's railroading past and has become a unique aspect of the history of Southwestern Colorado.

Colorado Southern Railway

In the early 1870s , W.A.H. Loveland built a railroad connecting Denver to the Clear Creek Mining District - the ... extensively on rail topics , including another Arcadia title , Railroads of the Pike's Peak Region : 1870–1900 .

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Author: Allan C. Lewis

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 073852929X

Category: History

Page: 128

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In 1860, thousands journeyed to the Colorado Territory, beckoned by reports of gold discoveries in the mountains west of Denver. In the early 1870s, W.A.H. Loveland built a railroad connecting Denver to the Clear Creek Mining District-the Colorado Central Railroad. Over the next 28 years, other lines were established, bought, sold, extended, and merged to service the mining towns of Black Hawk, Central City, Idaho Springs, and Silver Plume. In 1898, the Union Pacific, Denver & Gulf, and the Denver Leadville & Gunnison were combined to form the Colorado & Southern Railway. After more than 40 years of dedication to the Clear Creek District, the railroad was scrapped in 1941. However, tourism would revitalize the area, and in the years to come a group of enthusiasts began to rebuild a portion of the old right of way. Toady, the spirit of the C&S is alive again, and rail fans can make the same journey over "The Loop" that thrilled tourists a century ago.

Quest for an Air Force Academy

From this point on , the dominating figure of the Pikes Peak region was General William J. Palmer . A Quaker from Delaware , he had visited England and France on railroad business before he was twenty years old .

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Author: M. Hamlin Cannon

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89082513201

Category:

Page: 297

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Colorado

Pikes Peak automobile company, 285 Pikes Peak historical railway Foundation Museum, 178,286 Pikes Peak region tourism,273,285,285–87, 287, 288,289 Pikes Peak Vineyards, 159 Pike's stockade, 78,79,279 pine beetle epidemic, 15, 19, 20, ...

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Author: Thomas J. Noel

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806153537

Category: History

Page: 368

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This is a thoroughly revised edition of the Historical Atlas of Colorado, which was coauthored by Tom Noel and published in 1994. Chock-full of the best and latest information on Colorado, this new edition features thirty new chapters, updated text, more than 100 color maps and 100 color photos, and a best-of listing of Colorado authors and books, as well as a guide to hundreds of tourist attractions. Colorado received its name (Spanish for “red”) after much debate and many possibilities, including Idaho (an “Indian” name meaning “gem of the mountains” later discovered to be a fabrication) and Yampa (Ute for “bear”). Noel includes other little-known but significant facts about the state, from its status as first state in the Union to elect women to its legislature, to its controversial “highest state” designation, elevated by the 2013 legalization of recreational cannabis. Noel and cartographer Carol Zuber-Mallison map and describe Colorado’s spectacular geography and its fascinating past. The book’s eight parts survey natural Colorado, from rivers and mountains to dinosaurs and mammals; history, from prehistoric peoples to twenty-first-century Color-oddities; mining and manufacturing, from the gold rush to alternative energy sources; agriculture, including wineries and brewpubs; transportation, from stagecoach lines to light rail; modern Colorado, from the New Deal to the present (including politics, history, and information on lynchings, executions, and prisons); recreation, covering not only hiking and skiing but also literary locales and Colorado in the movies; and tourism, encompassing historic landmarks, museums, and even cemeteries. In short, this book has information—and surprises—that anyone interested in Colorado will relish.

Pike s Peak by Rail

By then other railroads were also serving the Pikes Peak area , north and south from Denver . The only missing link was a suitable conveyance by trolley from the Colorado Springs depots to the Cog Road station at Manitou .

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Author: Frank R. Hollenback

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015023079612

Category:

Page: 91

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Pike National Forest N F Gold Camp Road Plan

In 1896 , a group of investors had a survey completed for a rail line around the south flank of Pikes Peak , but found the plan to be impractical . In 1897 , the Cripple Creek District Railway had begun constructing an electric ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556035061605

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Enterprise Innovation in the Pikes Peak Region

The unique geography and geology of the Pikes Peak region was responsible, more than any other factor, in the way the region developed during its formative years. General William Jackson Palmer's decisions to run a north-south rail line ...

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Author: Tim Blevins

Publisher: Pikes Peak Library District

ISBN: 9781567353020

Category: Business enterprises

Page: 430

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