The Georgetown Loop Railroad has a number of 'critters' that it uses to shuffle rolling stock. GRLX 21 is a 1940's GE 44 ton diesel that was donated to the Colorado Historical Society (for use by ... (more)
The Georgetown Loop Railroad has a variety of colorful vintage rolling stock at Silverton, including what appears to be a 45 ton 'critter' seen here. There were no reporting numbers visible on th... (more)
The Georgetown Loop Railroad had their two steam locomotives out of the engine house getting some sun. West Side Lumber (WSL) #9 is a three truck shay built by the Lima Locomotive Works in 1923. ... (more)
This former US Gypsum unit runs light down the grade to Georgetown between runs helping Shay 9 up the grade today. There is a pair of 52 ton GE's on this line that are leased from the previous ope... (more)
After a day of going back and forth up the hill between Georgetown and Silver Plume, Shay 9 back toward the engine house past the Silver Plume depot under gray skies.
Making its third of four crossings of Clear Creek between Devil's Gate and Silver Plume, former International Railways of Central America #111 barks up the grade on approach to the Lebanon Mine pl... (more)
Thundering through the cut above the Everett Mine, former IRCA #111 digs her feet into the steep grades and sharp curves of the former Colorado & Southern. An incredible feat of civil engineering... (more)
Climbing one of the long straight sections of railroad on the Loop above High Fill, former IRCA #111 puts on an incredible show attacking the nearly 4.5% grades found on the former Colorado & Sout... (more)
Rounding High Fill, Georgetown Loop's largest steam locomotive thunders up the steep grades of the former Colorado & Southern line to Silver Plume. Originally built in 1926 for the International ... (more)
Georgetown Engine 111 on High Bridge. Monument dedicated to 1881-1882 construction of the Georgetown Loop in the foreground.
Shay 9 crossing bridge
At the end of the day Shay 9 takes on fuel oil behind the line's small water tank.
On a rainy afternoon, former West Side Lumber Shay 9 runs around her train preparing for another trip up the hill as the Devil's Gate trestles looms in the background.
After a day of overseeing many fully loaded trains of tourists up and down "the Loop," the conductor heads for home at the end of the day.
After leaving the station, the Georgetown Loop wraps around the parking lot area on a ledge (the upper ledge is I70) as it approaches the Devil's Gate bridge.