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  • Writer's pictureKyle Colby

The Path of Steam - 1887 to 2022


The Path of Steam - The Colorado Central reached Central City on May 21st, 1878. The celebration lasted into the night with 10,000 participants. The founders were William A.H. Loveland and his partners Henry Teller and Edward L. Berthoud as the Colorado and Clear Creek Railroad in February, 1865. The name was changed in in January 1869 to The Colorado Central Railway Company with encouragement and assistance from the powerful Union Pacific RR. The Colorado & Southern Railroad took ownership in 1898. The last track was removed in 1941.


This video shows a portion of the old Right of Way from Central City to Black Hawk, Colorado. This is also shows the route being restored by Central City Railroad and illustrates part of what riders may experience riding the rails with us!



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