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On Pikes Peak Summit

 

As we are almost Mid Summer and still are getting snow on Pikes Peak I thought this April, 1927 story of opening the railroad up Pikes Peak would be interesting. I started working on the railway just before they started running year around. At that time it was usual to try to start going to the summit in May. If the weather was good, they always wanted to start earlier. In very dry years they might get up in March or April, but if you have been in the area long, you know we can get big snow storms about then too. So this was probably one of those years.

Two men, James Amess and Axel Simonso...



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