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Thread: Pikes Peak Cog Railway

  1. #1
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    Default RE: Pikes Peak Cog Railway

    >One thing you never want to do on this line, is overshoot
    >the bumper at the western end.

    Man, I'll say. Thats wicked!

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    Default RE: Pikes Peak Cog Railway

    Its closer to 4000ft ;-). Pray you have good brakes! Great photo.

    You know why they never worry about the cog train running away....

    Cause there are two huge springs at the bottom...

    (Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs, HA!)

    Hope you had fun in Colorado. The Cog Road has always been a favorite of mine. A distant relative of mine used to live and work at the power house along the line. He made his own cog train out of an automobile.

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    Default RE: Pikes Peak Cog Railway

    Theres one of them cog railways in New Hampshire on Mt. Washington that I always wanted to go to.

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    Default RE: Pikes Peak Cog Railway

    Got to the Mt Washington railway just too late..... the last train of the day had departed!

    Did get to eat one of the worst meals I've ever had in my life there though. Vegetable Soup on the menu, so we ordered it. It arrived in bowls some time later, and they had used whole vegetables - i.e. not sliced or diced - and it included carrots. The whole lot was served in luke-warm water .... and we were given plastic spoons. Feeling a bit speechless I did manage to mumble "glad I didn't order the chicken soup"!

    The locos were great though. Just wish we'd had more time. It would have been a bonus anyway as we'd visited the Conway Scenic RR earlier.

    Those pics of Pike's Peak are really spectacular! Makes me feel queezy just looking!

    Cheers
    Ken


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    Default Pikes Peak Cog Railway

    One thing you never want to do on this line, is overshoot the bumper at the western end. I figure it's about a 2500-foot drop after that.

    Ron
    http://www.railwaystation.com

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