Name this railroad!

alxmoss0609 Feb 5, 2007

  1. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

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    Colorado and Southern? :confused2:
     
  2. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

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    No...

    Getting warm, but yet, getting colder. :shade:

    Need a hint?
     
  3. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

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    It was leased to CB&Q, and portions were standard-gauged...
     
  4. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

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    Well, that leaves out the Ft. Worth and Denver City.......
     
  5. Matthew Roberts

    Matthew Roberts TrainBoard Member

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    And the Colorado Midland is out.
     
  6. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

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    You guys are narrowing it down......:)
     
  7. Matthew Roberts

    Matthew Roberts TrainBoard Member

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    Denver, Utah, & Pacific Railroad? :angel:
     
  8. Itsa Timmy

    Itsa Timmy TrainBoard Member

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    :eek:mg: aww, Matthew just beat me to it. Good Job :thumbs_up:

    "In 1887 the C., B. & Q. purchased the securities of the Denver, Utah & Pacific railroad company, a narrow gauge road from Denver to Lyons, Colorado, with two short branches, aggregating about 49 miles of road, which had been built from 1881 to 1885. It was, however, operated independently and was not included in the mileage of the C., B. & Q. until 1889, when it was changed to standard gauge."
     
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  9. Matthew Roberts

    Matthew Roberts TrainBoard Member

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  10. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

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    Maybe that clue was too good of a clue....
    You are correct. The DU&P had done some grading into what is now South Boulder Canyon, but never laid track into SBC. David Moffat and his Denver, Northwestern & Pacific built high ont he canyon wall above the DU&P mainline. Much of the DU&P still exists as sturdy rockwork, and grading..

    Great job!

    Next!
     
  11. Matthew Roberts

    Matthew Roberts TrainBoard Member

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    Last common-carrier narrow-gauge railroad to be built in the U.S.

    First incorporated in 1914, reincorporated under a different name in 1917.

    Locomotives acquired secondhand from the Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad, recently abandoned. Ran west from a connection with the Oregon Short Line in Divide.

    Abandoned in 1941.

    Try it. :teeth:
     
  12. Itsa Timmy

    Itsa Timmy TrainBoard Member

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    The Southern Montana Railway AKA The Montana Southern Railway.:teeth:
     
  13. Matthew Roberts

    Matthew Roberts TrainBoard Member

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    WOW!

    You are too good. :eek:mg: :eek:mg: :eek:mg: :eek:mg:

    YOU WIN!

    I loathe you, in a good way.
     
  14. Itsa Timmy

    Itsa Timmy TrainBoard Member

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    Google helps alot.:teeth:


    Organized in 1903 as an interurban railroad, this line failed to connect the 3 city's that form its name.
    It survives today as a class 3 switching railroad consisting of two seperate yards. Major customers are a gravel pit, cement industry, and two large grain elevators.
     
  15. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    Ops guess I didn't know the rules.
     
  16. Matthew Roberts

    Matthew Roberts TrainBoard Member

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    Hey, Russ. Next time. Itsa Timmy already posted a railroad. ;)
     
  17. N_S_L

    N_S_L TrainBoard Member

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    Excellent topic idea.... :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
     
  18. SteveM76

    SteveM76 TrainBoard Member

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    how about the line with the steepest non-cogged grade? NSfan you should know this one!!!
     
  19. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

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    Yule Tram, near Marble CO. Fourteen percent grade to marble quarries. Connected with Crystal River and San Juan Railroad...
     
  20. SteveM76

    SteveM76 TrainBoard Member

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    oops, I should have said steepest grade of any line haul railroad in the U.S. I think the grade is still used today by a port authority of the namesake town.
     

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