Georgetown Loop Narrow Gauge Railroad
One of Colorado’s first tourist attractions, the Georgetown Loop Railroad was built in 1884, the construction of this spectacular stretch of narrow gauge track was considered an “Engineering Marvel” in its time. The Colorado Historical Society began restoring the railroad in 1973.
Billy Raccoon told the hummingbird about his Grand Colorado Adventure. Flying ahead to point the way to one of his favorite sites Billy Raccoon saw a huge black machine with billowing smoke and traveling along a metal track. The hummingbird explained that it was the narrow gauge train built in 1882 to haul silver and gold from the mines but was soon hauling more passengers than freight and still is 130 years later. Billy Raccoon ran beside the huge train as it chugged up the mountain. It went faster and faster and faster then it seemed to get smaller and smaller and smaller until all Billy Raccoon could see was the smoke. All that running, made him hungry. Billy Raccoon stopped to snack on more berries. Yum! Billy Raccoon followed the train tracks, which led to a small town . . . <-Back Next->