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Photo of Georgetown Loop @ Georgetown, Co.
Georgetown Loop @ Georgetown, Co.

To connect Silver Plume and Georgetown, towns located over 2 miles apart, the tracks had to scale an elevation of 640 feet over mountainous terrain, requiring trestles, cuts, fills, loops, and curves totaling 4.5 miles. The loop includes an 1884 depot, two 1860s mines, an 1871 mill building, four reconstructed mine buildings, a locomotive maintenance building, the 1874 Pohle House, and a new rolling stock shelter. It is noted that by the time the loop was completed the mine was not producing as expected and the miners had moved on.

Photographed by Bruce Macdonald, May 25, 1987.
Added to the photo archive by Bruce Macdonald, July 22, 2021.
Railroad: Georgetown Loop RR.

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Holy camoly! That’s old school mountain railroading! Excellent photo!

Posted by John Barlow on 2021-07-22 19:02:12

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