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

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