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The Georgetown Loop, Colorado

(1988)

The Georgetown Loop was built in 1884 between the city and silver mines in the mountains. The height difference of 640 feet on a short distance of 2 miles was mastered by building a loop. You can see the railroad from the Interstate-70 in Colorado near Georgetown. Around 1930 all operations were stopped and the tracks including the trestle bridge removed. It has been rebuilt and reopened in 1986.

 

It is surely the most spectacular view when the train passes the Devil's Gate Viaduct.

 

From the bridge you can look downward and see the tracks below you.

 

The ride on the railroad includes an interesting visit to the Lebanon silver mine.

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