Georgetown Loop Railroad

Georgetown, CO

39.7010, -105.7068

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The original Georgetown Loop Railroad was built by the Georgetown, Breckenridge and Leadville Railroad (part of the Union Pacific) and opened for service in 1884. The two-mile line connecting the mining towns of Georgetown and Silver Plume just to the west was designed by UP chief engineer Jacob Blickensderfer with a series of curves and bridges that reduced the average grade to a manageable three percent. The scenic route subsequently became a tourist attraction. The line was decommissioned and dismantled by the Colorado and Southern Railway in 1938.

Reconstruction of the line as a tourist attraction began in 1973 (with track and tie donations from the UP) and a three-mile restored segment reopened on 10 March 1984.

Georgetown Loop Railroad - Georgetown Loop Railroad
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Georgetown Loop Railroad
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Georgetown Loop Railroad Bridge
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Georgetown Loop Railroad Bridge
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Georgetown Loop Railroad
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Georgetown Loop Railroad
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Visitor Center
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Visitor Center
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Returning Around the Bend
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Returning Around the Bend
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Visitor Center
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Visitor Center
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Clear Creek
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Clear Creek
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Mom at Clear Creek
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Mom at Clear Creek
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Me and Mom
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Me and Mom
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Waiting
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Waiting
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Boarding
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Boarding
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Boarding
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Boarding
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Parlor Car 282
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Parlor Car 282
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Clear Creek
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Clear Creek
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Parlor Car
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Parlor Car
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Georgetown Loop Railroad
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Georgetown Loop Railroad
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Clear Creek
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Clear Creek
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Georgetown Loop Railroad
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Georgetown Loop Railroad
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Georgetown Loop Railroad
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Georgetown Loop Railroad
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Parking Log
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Parking Log
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Parlor Car
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Parlor Car
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Georgetown Loop Railroad Bridge
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Georgetown Loop Railroad Bridge
Georgetown Loop Railroad - On the Georgetown Loop Railroad Bridge
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On the Georgetown Loop Railroad Bridge
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Georgetown Loop Railroad
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Georgetown Loop Railroad
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Flat Car
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Flat Car
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Flat Car
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Flat Car
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Service Shed?
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Service Shed?
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Service Shed?
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Service Shed?
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Engine House
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Engine House
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Santa
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Santa
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Deer
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Deer
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Photo guy
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Photo guy
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Georgetown Loop Railroad
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Georgetown Loop Railroad
Georgetown Loop Railroad - D and Rio Grande Western Box Car
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D and Rio Grande Western Box Car
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Flat Car
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Flat Car
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Valley
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Valley
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Enthusiastic Worker
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Enthusiastic Worker
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Disembarking
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Disembarking
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Disembarking
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Disembarking
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Parlor Car 282
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Parlor Car 282
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Georgetown Loop Railroad Sign
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Georgetown Loop Railroad Sign
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Locomotives
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Locomotives
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Station
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Station
Georgetown Loop Railroad - The Park
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The Park
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Historical Marker
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Historical Marker
Georgetown Loop Railroad - Historical Marker
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Historical Marker

It's O.K. to head out for wonderful, but on your way to wonderful you're going to have to pass through all right. And when you get to all right, take a good look around and get used to it because that may be as far as you're going to go. (Bill Withers)