Cog Wheel Train Climbing Pikes Peak

Cog Wheel Train Climbing Pikes Peak Colorado


Stock #: 347430
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: Pikes Peak
State: Colorado (CO)
County: El Paso
Publisher: The Hyde Paper Co
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Pike's Peak is the highest mountain in America whose summit is reached by a railroad. The cogroad is unique in construction and was completed October 20, 1890. From the Manitou station to the summit, the road is 47992 feet and the average grade is 16 per cent or 844.8 to the mile; the maximum grade is 25 percent and the sharpest curves are 16 degrees. The railroad is built from solid rock