Pikes Peak by Rail by Frank R Hollenback & William Russell Jr  Soft Cover
Pikes Peak by Rail by Frank R Hollenback & William Russell Jr  Soft Cover
Pikes Peak by Rail by Frank R Hollenback & William Russell Jr  Soft Cover
Pikes Peak by Rail by Frank R Hollenback & William Russell Jr  Soft Cover
Pikes Peak by Rail by Frank R Hollenback & William Russell Jr  Soft Cover
Pikes Peak by Rail by Frank R Hollenback & William Russell Jr  Soft Cover
Pikes Peak by Rail by Frank R Hollenback & William Russell Jr  Soft Cover

Pikes Peak by Rail by Frank R Hollenback & William Russell Jr Soft Cover

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Pikes Peak by Rail by Frank R Hollenback & William Russell Jr Soft Cover
 
Pikes Peak by Rail by Frank R Hollenback & William Russell Jr
Soft Cover  stapled
91 pages
Copyright 1962
CONTENTS
Foreword5
The Mountain Was There13
There's More Than One Way Up15
Ideas, Money, and Brains Combine23
Yesterday43
Today  51
The Future60
Another Mountain Had a Cog Road, Too (Mt. Washington Cog Road)66
Railroad Buff Data85
Details of Locomotive87
Locomotive roster, M. & P. P. R.88
Locomotive roster, Mt. Washington Railway, 1866-189589
Locomotive roster, Mt. Washington Railway, 1895-193090
Suggested Reading  91
Acknowledgments91
Table of Illustrations
PIKES PEAK SECTION
Pikes Peakfrontispiece
Map: Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway  10
Map: Cog Road Profile11
"Pike Viewing the Mountain"12
Julia A. Holmes, "bloomer girl"12
Maj. John Hulbert16
Zalmon G. Simmons16
Grave of Erin O'Keefe16
Early-day view of Manitou17
Mouth of Engleman Canyon18
Peak party at toll gate18
Hundley and Carlile carriage19
First signal station atop Pikes Peak19
Later signal station   19
Burro trip off for summit21
Burro on track22
Famous picture of engine22
Depot before restaurant was torn down24
Car and engine with one passenger25
Early-day timetable26
Vicinity of Artists Glen26
Half-Way House27
Almost to top28
Nearing the top29
Stop at Mountain View30
Approaching Windy Point30
No. 4 takes on water at Windy Point31
Grave of Erin O'Keefe in 190131
First train on summit32
Another picture claimed for first train32
Observation tower added to signal station34
FOREWORD
The Pikes Peak Cog Road is more than a railroad. If anything, it is an institution, as much a part of Pikes Peak as the mountain itself, and almost seems to have been there forever. Surely it is a part of the Pikes Peak image in the minds of the millions of people who have ascended the peak by this means.
Pikes Peak is a symbol and has been since Lieutenant Zebulon M. Pike first saw it in 1806, naming it then the Mexican Mountains. Pikes Peak was symbolical of gold to the fortune hunters who poured into what is now Colorado in 1859. It didn't matter that the first gold was discovered many miles to the north, because Pikes Peak in that period represented the entire Western country.
Later, since Pikes Peak loomed at the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains bordering the Great Plains and is isolated somewhat from other peaks, it became a mecca for tourists. Situated near Colorado Springs and the waters of Manitou, the historic entrance to South Park, and of easy access by rail, the peak entranced the tourist and visitor.
Trails were built, first for hikers, then for horses, and soon carriage roads followed. It was only a question of time, in the era of the Western railroad push, before Pikes Peak would be conquered by rail. The first effort failed. The second project, better planned and financed, was an instant success and has been a success to this day, despite the auto. Highway travel up Pikes Peak is another story in itself.
Conquer is perhaps the wrong word. Say that the summit is reached by various means available when nature relaxes sufficiently to permit access to the summit, whether by foot, horse, railroad or automobile.
This book portrays the Pikes Peak Cog Railroad, the Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway, and at the same time strikes a medium for tourists, general readers, and rail fans alike.


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