Thursday, October 22, 2015

Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway

Colorado Railroad Museum - Golden, Colorado 

M&PPR Locomotive No 1 is a cog engine designed to climb steep grades in the mountains. A cog gear underneath the locomotive engages a stationary geared rail to provide positive traction for both ascending and descending. This engine was one of three purchased in 1893 from the Baldwin Locomotive Works to carry tourists up Pike's Peak.


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