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Down at the Station


Last updated 8/19/2020 at 9:30am

I like talking about the railroads. I often point out that in 1908, more people got on and off trains in Colorado Springs than at the airport in 2008. Today I’d like to show what a typical couple of hours at the Santa Fe station in June 1901 would look like:

At 4 a.m., the Santa Fe station in Colorado Springs was about to see the “morning rush.” Colorado and Southern, which shared the tracks with the Santa Fe, had a passenger train which made a 4:40 stop here. It traveled north to make connections at Denver with their narrow gauge trains into the mountains to Leadville. An hour later...

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