The conductor gives hand signals to Engineer Will Gant before making a reverse move to the east end of the museum grounds and hooking onto their train for the trip to Georgetown.
After running on the Georgtown Loop from the late 1970s until 1985, Shay 8 on static display at Silver Plume until being moved to Canon City in the mid-2000s.
Ex-West Side Lumber Shay 12 steams into the Silver Plume station with an afternoon train from Georgetown. Note the flags - this was just a week after 9/11, and the mood was somber.
Former West Side Lumber Company Shay 14 in regular service on the Georgetown Loop during the 32 years that the Ashby family ran the operation. The locomotive left in 2004, and is now stored at th... (more)
The Georgetown Loop was part of the Georgetown, Breckenridge and Leadville railroad, built in 1882. Construction continued a few miles past Silver Plume but never made it to Leadville. The rise fr... (more)
Georgetown Loop Railroad business train
Before retiring to the Colorado Railroad Museum, Georgetown Loop 130/140, GE 52-tonners, sat around in Silver Plume.
This narrow gauge steam loco waits for many parts to be replaced before it can start it's season.
Shay No. 14 takes water at the Silver Plume water tank during one of its last summers in operation on the Georgetown Loop.
Colorado & Southern #9 was fitted again with a Ridgway spark arrester, missing for many years.
The Colorado and Southern 2-6-0, in its first weeks of operation, heads into the yard at Silver Plume ready to couple to the train and head to Georgetown.