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The Georgetown Loop Railroad Part 2 7/8/2009



by Chris Guenzler



The builder's plate on the Georgetown Loop Railroad 1203 as our new passengers all board for their round trip to Silver Plume.





The Georgetown Loop Railroad 1203 cut off our train and pulled down to the switch.





The Georgetown Loop Railroad 1203 then ran around our train and coupled onto the other end. They announced that a reverse move would be made so we could all go underneath and behind it so we could complete the loop for those of us who had been onboard since Silver Plume.





The Devil's Gate Viaduct.





The Georgetown Loop Railroad 1203 is now ready to shove us east underneath the Devil's Gate Viaduct.





Our train backed towards the Devil's Gate Viaduct.





The Georgetown Loop Railroad 1203 then pushed us well beyond the Devil's Gate Viaduct until the whole train had cleared this impressive structure.





The Georgetown Loop Railroad 1203 then pulled us under the Devil's Gate Viaduct.





Now our train is leaving the Devil's Gate Viaduct behind and in a few minutes we will be crossing it.





Clear Creek.



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Heading by the Georgetown Devil's Viaduct Station





A look back down the grade.





The look back down the track as we approach the Devil's Gate Viaduct.







Our train crosses the Devil's Gate Viaduct.





Clear Creek below the train.





The shadow of the train on the bridge.





The Devil's Gate Viaduct.





Stone retaining wall.





Interesting rock outcroppings.





A look back down the grade.





Passing by the Hall Tunnel Siding.





The train came back through the Lebanon Silver Mine Station.





The old Turntable Bridge.





The bridge over Clear Creek.





Another stone retaining wall.





Our train crossing Clear Creek once more.





Our train crossing the High Fill.





The view of the Devil's Gate Viaduct from the High Fill.





The High Fill.





Two views looking back down the grade.





Clear Creek





Our train has returned to the Silver Plume yard.





The train pulled into Silver Plume where I detrained thanking the crew for the excellent trip aboard the Georgetown Loop Railroad. I went inside the ticket office and thanked the agent before I walked out to my rental car. I drove down to Georgetown and parked in the far end then climbed up and over the tracks to a view to shot the train coming across the Devil's Gate Viaduct on its next trip.





The impressive Devil's Gate Viaduct.







The train on the Devil's Gate Viaduct.





What a fantastic scene of this train on the Devil's Gate Viaduct.





The Georgetown Loop 1203 on the Devil's Gate Viaduct.







The cars of the train crossing the Devil's Gate Viaduct. Satisfied, I headed back to the car via an easier route and found something of interest.





The Georgetown Loop Marker.





The Georgetown Loop Marker and Devil's Gate Viaduct. I then drove to the Colorado Railroad Museum for my visit there. The Georgetown Loop Railroad is one that everyone who loves railroads or structures should ride.



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