RailPictures.Net Photo: GLRX 111 Georgetown Loop Steam 2-8-0 at Georgetown, Colorado by Kevin Madore
 
  Login Sign Up 


Community Response Locomotive Details Location/Date of Photo
Views: 1,804     Favorited: 11
Since added on December 04, 2017

+ Add to Favorites

+ Nominate for People's Choice

+ Subscribe

+ Add to Photo Album

+ Post a Photo Comment
 
Georgetown Loop (more..)
Steam 2-8-0 (more..)
Devil's Gate Station (more..)
Georgetown, Colorado, USA (more..)
August 19, 2017
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
GLRX 111 (more..)
10:30 AM Train (more..)
Kevin Madore (more..)
Contact Photographer Photographer Profile 
Remarks & Notes 
Stepping over Clear Creek. The Georgetown Loop's former IRCA Consolidation #111 slowly ushers the line's 10:30 AM departure over the Devil's Gate high bridge, just minutes after departing Georgetown for Silver Plume. At just 4.5 miles in length, the Georgetown Loop is easily the shortest of Colorado's 3-foot gauge tourist lines, but it's certainly not lacking in terms of scenery or excitement. The railroad gains 640 feet of elevation over it's short length and has more curves than the Bradley Sisters on Petticoat Junction. And the ride across the high bridge is quite spectacular, although perhaps a little frightening for those with a fear of heights. Fortunately, that bridge doesn't date back to the line's beginnings in the mid-1880s. The original line and bridge were removed in 1939. The bridge you see today, was constructed in 1984, when the line was rebuilt as a tourist railroad, so it is a very modern structure. If you're ever in the Denver area, the Georgetown Loop is less than an hour away and well worth a visit.
Photo Location Map Photo Comments (0) 


View Larger Map

 User Photo Albums Containing this Photo (2)+ Add to Album
Georgetown Loop Railroad

Album created by member Kevin Madore
Album Views: 2,395
A collection of images from my visits to one of Colorado's most unique narrow gauge, steam railroads.
DreamTrains

Album created by member coco13cos
Album Views: 2,363,756
Over 40.000 of RP's most appreciated and beautiful photos.
Add to Photo Album or Get Your Own Photo Album


EXIF Data for this photo: [What's this?]

This image contains EXIF headers - Click Here to show the data.



Photo Copyright 2017 Kevin Madore. All Rights Reserved. Photo Usage Policy
This website Copyright © 2002-2021. All Rights Reserved.
Do Not Sell My Personal Information