At the entrance to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.
# 499, 2-8-2, built 1930, Narrow (36").
Hanging railroad bridge
The bridge is the highest suspension bridge in the United
States. Built in 1929, the bridge spans the Royal Gorge nearly
1,000 feet above the Arkansas River.
Traffic jams are everywhere.
Author on bridge.
The train we have been waiting for: Royal Gorge Route
Rafters on the river
Chris with our home state flag.
Leaving Royal Gorge Bridge and Park we headed for Canon City.
Canon City's historic Santa Fe Depot where you start your
20-mile train trip through the scenic Royal Gorge.
# 8, Shay 3-truck, built 1922 Narrow (36").
Leaving here we are back on our old friend US. 50 heading east
Just out of the paint shop. 2912, 4-8-4, built 1944,
standard gauge and at the Pueblo Railway Museum.
Discover Space Age railroading at Pueblo.
Pueblo, location of the
Association of American Railroads' Transportation Technology
Center, is also the home of the Pueblo Railroad Museum.
There are dozens of locomotives and cars on exhibit,
including a Santa Fe 4-8-4 and one of the last remaining
General Electric U30C U-boats. Not to be missed are three
experimental rocket-powered railroad vehicles once put
through their paces at the AAR's test track.
Volunteer workers play with all sizes of trains.
Watching paint dry.
What a fun place to explore and walk around the historic
After leaving this wonderful museum we headed north on I-25 to
Denver for the night. Along the way we stopped by the Joint
Line for freight train photos
Empty coal train heading for Wyoming coal fields.
End of coal train.
We also made a stop in Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs D & RG RR station.
Southwest of the city is The Broadmoor resort. The resort,
which opened in 1916 as the "Grand Dame of the Rockies," is
nestled in valley with a spectacular mountain backdrop. El
Pomar Carriage Museum is at The Broadmoor resort.
# 5 at The Broadmoor Hotel - El Pomar Carriage Museum,
0-4-2 (cog), built 1901, standard gauge.
Castle Rock south of Denver.
Continuing north on I-25 we arrived in the evening rush
hour in Denver. Tonight we will be resting our heads at La
Quinta, Denver Central, After checking in and getting settled
I went to the Old West Pancake House for dinner which was
located next door to the motel.