Georgetown Loop Railway, CO Photos

The Georgetown Loop Railway runs steams trains between the Colorado mining villages of Georgetown & Silver Plume. It gets the name loop because as the track approaches Georgetown, the only way it can descend in the narrow valley is to cross a bridge then circle back under itself. Travelers can board in either town which are now joined by Interstate highway 70.

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Georgetown Loop Railroad steam locomotive #8. Georgetown, CO.Georgetown Loop RR bridge. Georgetown, CO.Georgetown Loop RR bridge circles over lower level of track to let trains descend the mountain. Georgetown, CO.Georgetown Loop Railroad steam train crosses loop bridge above mountain stream. Georgetown, CO.
Georgetown Loop Railroad steam locomotive #8. Georgetown, CO.Georgetown Loop RR bridge (1884). Georgetown, CO. On National Register.Georgetown Loop RR bridge circles over lower level of track to let trains descend the mountain. Georgetown, CO.Georgetown Loop Railroad steam train crosses loop bridge above mountain stream. Georgetown, CO.
Georgetown Loop Railroad steam locomotive #12 crosses loop bridge against mountain backdrop. Georgetown, CO.Georgetown Loop Railway spirals up to climb out of the valley toward historic silver mines. Georgetown, CO.Georgetown Loop Railroad station & yard in village of Silver Plume. Silver Plume, CO.Engineer prepares steam locomotive of Georgetown Loop Railroad. Silver Plume, CO.
Georgetown Loop Railroad steam locomotive #12 crosses loop bridge against mountain backdrop. Georgetown, CO.Georgetown Loop Railway spirals up to climb out of the valley toward historic silver mines. Georgetown, CO.Georgetown Loop Railroad station & yard (1884) in village of Silver Plume. Silver Plume, CO.Engineer prepares steam locomotive of Georgetown Loop Railroad. Silver Plume, CO.
Engineer greets visitors at Georgetown Loop Railroad. Silver Plume, CO.Baldwin Locomotive Works makers plaque on front of Georgetown Loop Railroad engine 12. Silver Plume, CO.Adding sand to bell atop Georgetown Loop Railroad steam locomotive to allow Engineer to eject sand between wheels & track for traction on mountain grades. Silver Plume, CO.Steam whistle atop Georgetown Loop Railroad steam locomotive. Silver Plume, CO.
Engineer greets visitors at Georgetown Loop Railroad. Silver Plume, CO.Baldwin Locomotive Works makers plaque on front of Georgetown Loop Railroad engine 12. Silver Plume, CO.Adding sand to bell atop Georgetown Loop Railroad steam locomotive to allow Engineer to eject sand between wheels & track for traction on mountain grades. Silver Plume, CO.Steam whistle atop Georgetown Loop Railroad steam locomotive. Silver Plume, CO.
Steam from whistle of Georgetown Loop Railroad steam locomotive. Silver Plume, CO.Georgetown Loop Railroad steam locomotive #12 with oil, not coal, tender. Silver Plume, CO.Fill-up of fuel oil on Georgetown Loop Railroad. Silver Plume, CO.Shunting at Silver Plume on Georgetown Loop Railroad. Silver Plume, CO.
Steam from whistle of Georgetown Loop Railroad steam locomotive. Silver Plume, CO.Georgetown Loop Railroad steam locomotive #12 with oil, not coal, tender. Silver Plume, CO.Fill-up of fuel oil on Georgetown Loop Railroad. Silver Plume, CO.Shunting at Silver Plume on Georgetown Loop Railroad. Silver Plume, CO.
Silver Plume station of Georgetown Loop Railroad sits in Rocky mountain pass. Silver Plume, CO.Rolling stock of Georgetown Loop Railroad against mountain pierced with abandoned silver mines. Silver Plume, CO.Antique Rio Grande sleeper car & caboose at Georgetown Loop Railroad. Silver Plume, CO.
Silver Plume station of Georgetown Loop Railroad sits in Rocky mountain pass. Silver Plume, CO.Rolling stock of Georgetown Loop Railroad against mountain pierced with abandoned silver mines. Silver Plume, CO.Antique Rio Grande sleeper car & caboose at Georgetown Loop Railroad. Silver Plume, CO.

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