On our last full day in Colorado, we had made plans to visit relatives in the Denver area. The trip from Rocky Mountain National Park to Dever is less than 2 hours so, we had some extra time and decided to make a side trip to see where my wife’s great-grandparents lived.
Silver Plume is a small mining town a bit west of Denver. It’s pretty much a ghost town now, population – just under 200. One of the few things that is still up and running is this narrow-gage railroad that runs between Silver Plume and it’s slightly larger neighbor, Georgetown. On the day we arrived, the railroad was not operating. (Most things in Silver Plume are only open between Memorial Day and Labor Day.) It was fun though, to watch the maintenance crew work on two of the locomotive engines.
There’s always something interesting to see even when it’s not what you expected.
Georgetown Loop Railroad
Silver Plume Station