Today we took a ride on the Georgetown Loop Railroad. We made a point of riding the railroad as there are rumors that this will be the last summer to ride the historic steam engines. What a fun time we had. Even the torentual downpour and the hold up because of a rock slide couldnít dampen our spirits!
The Georgetown Loop Railroad (formerly the Colorado Central Railroad) is an engineering marvel originally built in 1884. The railroad connected Silver Plume and Georgetown, towns over 2 miles apart, the tracks scaled an elevation of 640 feet over mountainous terrain, requiring trestles, cuts, fills, loops, and curves totaling 4.5 miles. Itís a wonderful way to see the Clear Creek Valley.