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Cars on Pikes Peak


August 1, 2018

This summer has been interesting for the crews who work at the shops along the highway up the mountain.

No trains, except for an occasional maintenance train on the cog, lots of workmen at the new summit house location, and shuttle buses. It is too early to tell the story of the summit this year, maybe later.

This is the story of the first car to the summit that was done here many years ago, but, this is a bit more. It was done in a new Stanley Steamer in 1901 and the car actually went up the railroad tracks! I have seen pictures of it on the steps of the summit house. In 2001 they drove...

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