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Midland Railroad Tragedies

Presented by Pikes Peak Historical Society at Florissant Public Library, Florissant CO

Feb 18 2018
Midland Railroad Tragedies presented by Pikes Peak Historical Society at ,

Steve Plutt, local historian, will present an interesting program on this piece of Teller County history at the Pikes Peak Historical Society’s February Chautauqua.

The Colorado Midland Railway was the first standard gauge line into the Colorado Rockies. At its peak it was 261 miles long and had two branches. The route began in Colorado City, went on to Leadville and then crossing through the Continental Divide via the Hagerman Tunnel it continued on to Basalt and terminated at New Castle, Colorado.

The first contract for construction was awarded on April 6, 1886. The construction in Colorado Springs started in July of 1886 with 3000 men spread between

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ADMISSION INFO

Free.

Contact: (719) 748-8259 or (719) 748-3861

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LOCATION

Florissant Public Library

334 Circle Drive, Florissant, CO 80816

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    • Wheelchair Access

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