Sunday, April 16, 2023


 It's Steamy Sunday here on the Blog!  Today's image goes back several years in the archives to a visit to The Georgetown Loop Railroad in Colorado.  The Loop connects the towns of Georgetown and Silver Plume and is considered an engineering marvel of it's time.  The towns are just 2 miles apart but the elevation change is dramatic, 640 feet so the railroad at one point "loops" around itself to gain elevation and the winding trip is nearly 4.5 miles long.  It's a very enjoyable ride and the scenery is great.


  1. That is a fair sized grade. Is the engine "full" size? (Whatever "full" size means)

    1. Yes, it is a fairly steep grade even so. It is a full sized Narrow Gauge engine, meaning rails are only 3 feet apart as opposed to 4'8.5".