Friday, October 9, 2009

Old Engine No 30.

This memorial plaque, placed in 1952, is just outside my office door. I walk by it every day, and have been especially aware of it since working on my journal entry about the present condition of No30.





OLD ENGINE NO. 30
OPERATED OVER THE NARROW GAUGE
RAILROAD (OPENED IN 1883), AFFEC-
TIONATELY KNOWN AS "THE SWITZERLAND
TRAIL OF AMERICA," BETWEEN BOULDER,
ELDORA, AND WARD, 1898-1919; AND
OVER THE DENVER AND SOUTH PARK AND
THE RIO GRANDE SOUTHERN UNTIL 1952.
A MEMORIAL TO COLORADO RAILROAD
AND MINING PIONEERS.
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ERECTED BY
THE STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF COLORADO
FROM THE WM L. BRAIDEN FUND AND BY
THE ARAPAHOE CHAPTER, D.A.R.
1952

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