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The Fast Train


March 13, 2019

I told this story a few years ago, but recently I was asked about the timing of train rides from Pueblo to Denver.

In October, 1901 the Colorado and Southern made their fastest trip to Colorado Springs from Pueblo. The track used was the Santa Fe. Today we can easily drive from Colorado Springs to Pueblo in about 45 minutes, even in the worst weather, but what did a train do?

A special train would bring Pueblo officials of the Woodmen of the World to Colorado City's dedication of the new meeting hall. This is about the time they were building their new lodge in Fountain. The train was run...

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