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Railroads of the Pike's Peak Region: 1900-1930 (Images of Rail)

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By 1900, the scenic beauty of the Pike"s Peak region had become well known, making it a popular destination with visitors from across the nation. This influx of tourism along with the apex of the Cripple Creek mining boom saw El Paso and Teller Counties become a hub of freight and passenger activity. Over the next 30 years and through challenging economic times, the area would be served by 11 different railroads and an interurban line. The Midland Terminal and the Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District Railways relied heavily on the revenue gleaned from Cripple Creek ore production, but as the output of these mines declined, so too did the coffers of the railroads that supported them. Larger railroads like the Santa Fe and

the Colorado and Southern increased their regional presence through joint agreements and the expansion of local facilities. Still other roads had a more local flair, including the Manitou and Pike"s Peak whose unique cog railway

introduced 'America"s Mountain' to thousands of tourists. Mass transit also came to the region as the Colorado Springs and Interurban Railway became part of a legacy left by millionaire Winfield Scott Stratton to the people of Colorado Springs.

About the Author

Author Allan C. Lewis maintains a strong interest in the transportation and military history of the American West and has spent the last 30 years assembling an impressive library of railroad images. His collection serves as the foundation for this book. He is also the author of Forty Miles to Fortune'"Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad and two previous Arcadia projects, Colorado and Southern Railway: Clear Creek Narrow Gauge and Railroads of the Pike"s Peak Region: 1870'"1900.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738531250
Author:
Lewis, Allan C.
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Railroads
Subject:
Railroads - History
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
Co
Subject:
GOL; SPO
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Railroads - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of Rail
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.24x6.54x.35 in. .72 lbs.

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