Taking cover. The Pikes Peak Cog Railway is in hibernation on Monday, August 31, 2020. As of February 2019, service on the railroad was temporarily suspended while a major rebuild is commenced. It... (more)
Car #24 pulls in to the depot at Manitou Springs, Colorado as it prepares to load passengers for the 4:00 PM train to the summit of Pikes Peak.
A group of ROTC recruits enjoys some time atop "America's Mountain" while the first train of the day to the top rests after the 9 mile climb up 25% grades from Manitou Springs.
A 1967 built single unit rail car descends into the station. The single car units are typically pared up with the newer articulated units to create two separate sections of each departure during t... (more)
The 1st section of the 8am train climbs through the passing track at Windy Point. In the earlier years, MOW workers lived in the stone section house at over 12,000 feet to maintain the upper part ... (more)
The Cog's newest passenger unit is #25 built in 1989, seen here about to descend into the station. The base of the Cog Rwy is what those of us in the Appalachian region would call a "holler&q... (more)
This is the engineer's view of one of the four 214 passenger articulated diesel-hydraulic rail cars while sitting at the top of Pikes Peak. Their is an identical driver's compartment at the downhi... (more)
Utterly dwarfed by the landscape, a cog rail car descends the 25% grade. This unit is one of four 78-seat single car units on the line built from 1963-1967. It is a diesel electric powered by Cumm... (more)
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)
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)
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).