It's the 3rd of October, 2004 and the final day of public running for the original operator of the Georgetown Loop. I rode the first train of the day out of Silver Plume, and then spent the rest o... (more)
It's a beautiful mid-summer morning as former Westside Lumber Company Shay #12 backs its train over the Devil's Gate high bridge headed for Devil's Gate station on the Georgetown Loop.
Former IRCA locomotive #40 backs its train down the Georgetown Loop's Devil's Gate High Bridge. It is the final day of operation for the original loop operator, and all three loop locomotives are... (more)
Here is former IRCA Consolidation #40 in Silverplume getting ready to couple onto its train for the trip downgrade to the Devil's Gate station. This was to be #40's last season on the Loop for man... (more)
Steam locomotives on the Georgetown Loop Railroad are lined up in front of the engine house at Silver Plume, Colorado, on September 13, 2004. Nos. 12 and 14 are 3-truck Shay locomotives from Wests... (more)
After helping to assemble the morning train in Silver Plume, the operator of GLRR 21 throws the switch to take the main track down the mountain to Georgetown. He will not only inspect the track b... (more)
Critter GLRR 21 (45 ton) slowly inspects the large trestle in Georgetown, Colorado, and the morning train from Silver Plume will soon follow. This trestle is key to enabling the Georgetown Loop R... (more)
Critter GLRR 21 (45 Ton) pulls a passenger coach into the Silver Plum yard where it will be added to the morning's train that will depart for Georgetown, Colorado.
GLRR 21 (45 Ton) shuffles some passengers cars in Silver Plume so that the train to Georgetown can leave on time. There are multiple runs a day between the two towns.
A 45 ton 'Critter' (no road number visible) holds down the west end of the Georgetown Loop Railroad, which happens to be in Silver Plume, Colorado. Riders can depart the train near Silver Plume a... (more)
To the house... Having filled their water and oil tanks, the crew of Georgetown Loop Locomotive #111 backs their engine toward the two-stall engine house in the Silver Plume Yard. Shortly,... (more)
Changing of the guard. Patrons awaiting the Georgetown Loop's evening dinner train watch with interest as Steam Locomotive #111 heads for the fueling station, as it comes out of service, fo... (more)
Supplemental Power. The Georgetown Loop's Silver Plume Yard is home to a handful of relatively rare, narrow gauge diesel locomotives, which are used for yard switching as well as supplement... (more)
Tanking in Silver Plume. Although the larger station facilities and passenger parking lots are at the bottom of the hill in Georgetown, all of the Georgetown Loop Railroad's support infrast... (more)
Putting her to the test. Just weeks after emerging from a complete rebuild, the Georgetown Loop's former IRCA Locomotive #111 is being put to the test, handling the longest and heaviest tra... (more)