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Prisoners On Peak Summit


Last updated 12/31/2019 at 2:44pm

With the Winter we are having 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 snowstorms about then too. So this was probably one of those years.

Two men, James Amess and Axel Simonson, were snowbound on the summit of Pikes...

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