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Carson Soldiers Ride The Midland


Not since 1931 had the red plush chair cars of the Midland Terminal carried passengers over the famous Cripple Creek road. Not since the middle twenties had the observation coach echoed the oohs and ahhs of tourists as they climbed the steep grade. The cars left their retirement in the Colorado City car sheds to bring a new generation of tourists, This time soldiers from Camp Carson. The public relations and orientation office of the First Medical Group found the dusty coaches in the Midland sheds and took the idea to W.H. McKay, general manager and Len Butler and their cooperation resulted...

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