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A Special Train

 

Last updated 9/8/2021 at 10:11am

When I worked at the cog railway, every summer we had special groups. Sometimes they even filled a train. The parking lot was lined with tour buses for companies from somewhere in the east. Often there were as many as ten from the home towns. They were usually on some grand tour. I ran upon this grand trip of a group into our area in the mid-1890's.

An elegant train, consisting of four of Pullman's sleeping cars and a large library and observation car, pulled into the D&RG depot at Colorado Springs at 11 a.m. It was a special from Chicago, and contained a little more than one hundred repre...



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