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Georgetown Loop High Trestle

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Comments (15)

Sigmund Rise on September 4, 2007

Very nice picture of this old hard worker, Ric



Richard Ryer on September 4, 2007

Greetings Sigmund, Thanks for visiting the Georgetown Loop and commenting. The old contractor who ran the train lost the job last year and had to remove their locomotives. Those were originally out of South America. I don't know where the new contractor got their engines. This one is oil fired. The original high trestle was wood, but they tore it down a long time ago. The public and private sector raised money to rebuild the trestle so the train could run again. They originally wanted to run the train down to Georgetown, but the city didn't want it! I guess they didn't want all the tax and food and gift revenues it would have created for them. Go figure.





Holger Martens on September 5, 2007

Klasse Rich, das sieht fantastisch aus!

Richard Ryer on September 5, 2007

Grüße Helge, Dank für das Besuchen und die Anmerkungen. Das hohe Gestell der Schleife ist, besonders von der Oberseite sehr eindrucksvoll, da du über der untereren Schiene, der Straße und dem Fluß hoch bist. Sie verlangsamen den Zug, also brennt das überfahrtnehmen ein langfristiges und sie pfeift so es widerhallt während der Schlucht, ein schöner Ton durch.



Richard Ryer on September 14, 2007

Greetings Greti, The Georgetown Loop is definitely beautiful. I'm not sure I did such a good job capturing it in this photograph since the smoke blew back into the frame. The narrow gauge railroad gives us a chance to go back in history and see how past modes of transportation worked. I did a paper once in college where I traced the narrow gauge tracks from Denver to Silver Plume. You can still find traces of the old rail bed and bridge abutments in Clear Creek Canyon where the train ran. There were stations and water stops all the way up to keep the engine operating. I could just imagine the people in the late 1800's riding the train to Georgetown for a weekend get away. What nostalgic fun. Thanks for visiting.



Schwabendude on March 30, 2008

Hi Richard! What a nice picture with a beautiful landscape. I love steam!(Look at my pics) Greetings, schwabendude

Richard Ryer on March 30, 2008

Greetings Schwabendude, Thanks for visiting The Georgetown Loop and commenting. It is a very short train system, maybe 3 to 4 miles, but it is a very historic place. There is a mine tour you can take into an old silver mine to see what miners did underground. Of course there is the smoke, cinders and steam from the train. A fun excursion.



Richard Ryer on April 19, 2008

Greetings Green Irish Eagle, Thanks for visiting and commenting. The original trestle was wood, but they replaced it with the steel trestle in place now. It's a nice view down from the top.



su.schle. on July 12, 2009

my, Rich, what a fantastic ride... and all through that scenery. Beats amusement park rides any day. Looks really scary but fun. I can imagine my tummy doing flips chugging along from that height. Best wishes, susan

Richard Ryer on July 14, 2009

Greetings Susan, Thanks for visiting and commenting, The train is a huge attraction and is usually sold out all day long. Reservations are a good idea. It is a fun ride.



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Pál Gábor on April 11, 2014

Remek látvány,igazi élmény vasút.Most üzemel?

Richard Ryer on April 11, 2014

Greetings Pajaba, It is a fun ride on the old train. Thanks for the visit and the comment. Cheers, Rich

Peter Modes on September 5, 2014

Hello Richard, LIKE 6 for this beautiful, interesting photo, warm greetings from Peter. I like locomotives, trains, bridges....

Richard Ryer on September 5, 2014

Greetings Peter, Thanks for the visit and the wonderful comments. I am glad you like the photo. It is wonderful to have a narrow gauge train so close to Denver. Anytime I want a steam fix I can run up there. Take care and have a great day. Cheers, Rich

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 3, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Richard Ryer
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    • Taken on 2007/09/02 13:27:09
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 85.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash