The Georgetown Loop, Colorado
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
The ride on the railroad includes an interesting visit to
the Lebanon silver mine.