Let’s go back now to the years before World War II as we take an Excursion to the Thirties aboard the last Narrow Gauge Railroads of Colorado. We’ll see some rare sights: In the mountains west of Denver Colorado… a Colorado & Southern freight follows narrow gauge track through Clear Creek Canyon.
The Denver & Rio Grande Western luxury narrow gauge passenger train “San Juan” leaves Durango and the “Shavano” heads West to Gunnison. A mixed freight makes the run between Durango and Silverton. The “Chili Train” arrives at Santa Fe, New Mexico. A Rio Grande Southern freight crosses one of the magnificent trestles at Ophir. From Denver the Colorado and Southern is running trains to Golden, Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Black Hawk, Central City, Como, Fairplay, Leadville and other famous towns of the mining era.
From rare 8mm color films taken 1937 to 1941 by Richard B Jackson. With narration and railroad sounds.