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Photo ID: 747130

Taking cover. The Pikes Peak Cog Railway is in hibernation on Monday, August 31, 2020. As of February 2019, service on the railroad was temporarily suspended while a major rebuild is commenced. It... (more)

Railroad: Pikes Peak Cog Railway
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Manitou Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: August 31, 2020


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By: Marc Glucksman/River Rail Photo

Added: Sep 05, 2020

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Photo ID: 625061

Car #24 pulls in to the depot at Manitou Springs, Colorado as it prepares to load passengers for the 4:00 PM train to the summit of Pikes Peak.

Railroad: Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway
Locomotive: Swiss Locomotive Works BBh 4/8
Location: Manitou Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: MPP 24
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 26, 2017


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By: Tim Stockwell

Added: Jul 31, 2017

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Photo ID: 624963

A group of ROTC recruits enjoys some time atop "America's Mountain" while the first train of the day to the top rests after the 9 mile climb up 25% grades from Manitou Springs.

Railroad: Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway
Locomotive: Swiss Locomotive Works BMH 4/8
Location: Manitou Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: MPP 25
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 20, 2017


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jul 30, 2017

Views: 2,160
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Photo ID: 624918

A 1967 built single unit rail car descends into the station. The single car units are typically pared up with the newer articulated units to create two separate sections of each departure during t... (more)

Railroad: Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway
Locomotive: Swiss Locomotive Works BMH 2/4
Location: Manitou Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: MPP 17
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 20, 2017


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jul 30, 2017

Views: 1,544
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Photo ID: 624910

The 1st section of the 8am train climbs through the passing track at Windy Point. In the earlier years, MOW workers lived in the stone section house at over 12,000 feet to maintain the upper part ... (more)

Railroad: Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway
Locomotive: Swiss Locomotive Works BMH 2/4
Location: Manitou Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: MPP 17
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 20, 2017


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jul 30, 2017

Views: 1,610
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Photo ID: 624747

The Cog's newest passenger unit is #25 built in 1989, seen here about to descend into the station. The base of the Cog Rwy is what those of us in the Appalachian region would call a "holler&q... (more)

Railroad: Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway
Locomotive: Swiss Locomotive Works BMH 4/8
Location: Manitou Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: MPP 25
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 20, 2017


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jul 28, 2017

Views: 1,730
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Photo ID: 624744

This is the engineer's view of one of the four 214 passenger articulated diesel-hydraulic rail cars while sitting at the top of Pikes Peak. Their is an identical driver's compartment at the downhi... (more)

Railroad: Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway
Locomotive: Swiss Locomotive Works BMH 4/8
Location: Manitou Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: MPP 25
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 20, 2017


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jul 28, 2017

Views: 1,564
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 624742

Utterly dwarfed by the landscape, a cog rail car descends the 25% grade. This unit is one of four 78-seat single car units on the line built from 1963-1967. It is a diesel electric powered by Cumm... (more)

Railroad: Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway
Locomotive: Swiss Locomotive Works BMH 2/4
Location: Manitou Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: MPP 17
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 20, 2017


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jul 28, 2017

Views: 1,835
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 422394

Steam and smoke mix in the forest after a hard run up the hill by the Manitou & Pike's Peak rarely-operated steam locomotive. The M&PP's 1897 Vauclain Compound cog locomotive #4 is believed to be ... (more)

Railroad: Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-2
Location: Manitou Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: MPPR 4
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 27, 2012


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By: Nick DAmato (Diamond D)

Added: Jan 24, 2013

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Photo ID: 387887

Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway Cog Train at the 14,110 feet (4,301 m) summit of Pikes Peak.

Railroad: Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway
Locomotive: Swiss Locomotive Works
Location: Manitou Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: M&PP 25
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 23, 2011


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By: Shawn Christie

Added: Jan 25, 2012

Views: 2,175
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Favorited: 2


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Photo ID: 379385

A 2-unit Swiss-built cog railcar waits on the main for two uphill trains, the first of which has passed and second of which I am riding. Windy Point is 12,129 feet above sea level, and let there ... (more)

Railroad: Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway
Locomotive: Swiss Locomotive Works
Location: Manitou Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: M&PP 19
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 25, 2011


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By: Robert Pisani

Added: Oct 29, 2011

Views: 2,612
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Photo ID: 375907

Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway Cog Train at the 14,110 feet (4,301 m) summit of Pikes Peak.

Railroad: Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway
Locomotive: Swiss Locomotive Works
Location: Manitou Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: M&PP 25
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 23, 2011


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By: Shawn Christie

Added: Sep 23, 2011

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Photo ID: 246771

In 1974 the Swiss Locomotive Works delivered No. 19 to the M&PP, a 2-unit diesel-pnumatic cog railcar. Here it is at the Manitou Springs depot ready to head up to the summit of Pike's Peak.

Railroad: Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway
Locomotive: Swiss Loco. Works Articulated (2 unit) Cog Railcar
Location: Manitou Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: M&PP 19
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 21, 2004


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Aug 14, 2008

Views: 1,692
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Photo ID: 246770

GE "Streamliner" 9 and Swiss-built No. 19 at the Manitou Springs Depot.

Railroad: Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway
Locomotive: GE Cog
Location: Manitou Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: M&PP 9
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 21, 2004


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Aug 14, 2008

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Photo ID: 246769

GE delivered this cog-rail "streamliner" to the M&PP in the 1940s, replacing the road's steam locomotives. No. 9 is now used in work train service (note the "potty flat" behind it).

Railroad: Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway
Locomotive: GE Cog
Location: Manitou Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: M&PP 9
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 21, 2004


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Aug 14, 2008

Views: 2,170
Comments: 1

Favorited: 3
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