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A Winter Tale


September 19, 2018

With our recent flurry of rain, I am reminded, it could have been snow! Yes even I have seen massive amounts of snow right here, in September. Oh, then there were the October storms, mainly at Halloween!

I ran onto this tale of Midland engines arriving in Colorado City, after a terrific battle with the snow in 1900. The line was open as far as Divide. Trains however are not running, for the reason that the Colorado Midland was blocked by snow in Ute Pass. The canyon was choked with the beautiful, and their huge rotary was hard at work in an endeavor to clear the line right where the tunnels...

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