Railroads

Railroad Adventures in Colorado

CRIPPLE CREEK AND VICTOR NARROW GAUGE RAILROAD

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On June 28th , 1967, Dr. John M. Birmingham  opened the Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad for business. The CC&V RR has been carrying passengers ever since. The Railroad has always been a family business, now operated and managed by Jim and his family.John still plays an active role in overseeing the operations of the Railroad.

John Birmingham was born into a railroad family, his father was an engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad and also his Grandfather. In 1965 he purchased two locomotives from the Climax Molybdenum mine of Colorado. They were located in Mexico, one was fully operational the second was 60% through a major overhaul. John spent a lot of spare time and vacations to build the railroad, he had help from his friends and family.


Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

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The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad winds through spectacular & breathtaking canyons in the remote wilderness of the two-million acre San Juan National Forest for an unforgettable year-round adventure. Experience the adventure of traveling by a coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive on the same tracks miners, cowboys and settlers of the Old West took over a century ago. Relive history with the sights and sounds of yesteryear for a truly spectacular journey on board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

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