Steam and smoke mix in the forest after a hard run up the hill by the Manitou & Pike's Peak rarely-operated steam locomotive. The M&PP's 1897 Vauclain Compound cog locomotive #4 is believed to be ... (more)
On October 27th-28th, the Manitou and Pikes Peak ran #4, a Vulcan Compound 0-4-2T steam cog for testing and for the public to witness. Back in 2010, #4 was under steam, unfortunately, it didn't ru... (more)
M&PP's #4, an 1897 product of the Baldwin Locomotive Works, steams up the mainline on a fall afternoon at the world's highest cog railway. This locomotive is believed to be the only operating Vauc... (more)
Not so big in the big picture.
Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway Cog Train at the 14,110 feet (4,301 m) summit of Pikes Peak.
A 2-unit Swiss-built cog railcar waits on the main for two uphill trains, the first of which has passed and second of which I am riding. Windy Point is 12,129 feet above sea level, and let there ... (more)
Since 1891 the Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway has been taking visitors to the summit of 14,110 feet Pikes Peak. Manitou & Pikes Peak 0-4-2T No 3 was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1890... (more)
One of the older Swiss Locomotive & Machine Works Cog Railway trains is seen puliing away from the summit of Pikes Peak at over 14,000 feet.The older cars are single units, with the newest ones in... (more)
One of the newer Swiss Locomotive & Machine Works Cog Railway trains is seen pulling into the depot.This train will run to the top of Pikes Peak at over 14,000 feet with a full load of passengers.
In 1974 the Swiss Locomotive Works delivered No. 19 to the M&PP, a 2-unit diesel-pnumatic cog railcar. Here it is at the Manitou Springs depot ready to head up to the summit of Pike's Peak.
GE "Streamliner" 9 and Swiss-built No. 19 at the Manitou Springs Depot.
GE delivered this cog-rail "streamliner" to the M&PP in the 1940s, replacing the road's steam locomotives. No. 9 is now used in work train service (note the "potty flat" behind it).
Taken at the top of Pikes Peak summit.