Cog Road Engine Climbing Pike's Peak, Colorado

Cog Road Engine Climbing Pike's Peak, Colorado Pikes Peak


Stock #: 199021
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: Pikes Peak
State: Colorado (CO)
County: El Paso
Publisher: H-H-T CO
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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One of the surprising eats of modern railroad building is the Cog Road, built from Manitou to the summit of Pike's Peak. The road pushes steadily upward a distance of fifteen miles, gaining an elevation of 8,000 feet in its climb. Not the least interesting are the specially constructed engines which are used to push the trains to the summit. These engines have been so perfectly constructed that such a thing as an accident in the ascent or descent is impossible