Saturday, October 22, 2016

Colorado Narrow Gauge

Idaho Springs is a small town in the Clear Creek gorge on the way from Denver to Winter Park.  Behind the city hall is a nicely preserved narrow gauge train from the Colorado and Southern, with a locomotive and one coach.  The signage is well written and informative.   

The seats are covered with rattan painted red.  That seems rather dubious.

Parts of the ceiling light fixtures, probably Pintsch, are still in place, though not complete.

I found myself wondering if the climate in Colorado is less harsh on preserved equipment than it is in Illinois for some reason.  They probably get less rain.

1 comment:

M E Moyano said...

Much less rain!! Only about 18 inches a year. The train sitting in Idaho Springs is on the original Colorado & Southern grade.