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 Post subject: Colorado RR Museum Gets Manitou & Pikes Peak Cars
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:21 pm 

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The Colorado Railroad Museum has received three power and passenger cars from the Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cog Railway, formerly the Manitou & Pike’s Peak Railway. Nos. 7, 9, and 12 were trucked from Manitou Springs to the museum with one car arriving each day Feb. 14-16. The railroad donated the cars, with the museum only having to pay the cost of moving them to Golden.


More behind the paywall for Trains Magazine subscribers:

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/20 ... -peak-cars


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 Post subject: Re: Colorado RR Museum Gets Manitou & Pikes Peak Cars
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:53 pm 

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7 is their first self powered railcar, originally powered by a cadallic Gas engine, built in 1938. 9 and 12 was the old Engine/Coach arrangement post self powered cars, before DMU's came in the 1950's. 9 was used in work service up to until they closed for renovation. Coach 12 I think has been stored as part of the historic fleet in the lower barn for years, only used for special events


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 Post subject: Re: Colorado RR Museum Gets Manitou & Pikes Peak Cars
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:41 pm 

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Good for CRRM! Preserving M&PP is part of their mission.

CRRM currently has M&PP steam engine #1 and has displayed it on an angled track to demonstrate M&PP's grade. M&PP had originally donated #4 but CRRM traded #4 back to M&PP for #1. M&PP then overhauled #4 and placed it in service. Both #1 and #4 are Vauclain compounds.

Phil Mulligan


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 Post subject: Re: Colorado RR Museum Gets Manitou & Pikes Peak Cars
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:41 pm 

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folks,
The #7 was built in 1938 by the Midland Railroad Shops as a gas car. It was later given Diesel engines.

The #12 was built in 1946 by GE as a Diesel-electric car, it currently has Cummins 855 Diesels and two motors.

The #23 was re-built in the 1990s and also has the Cummins 855 Diesels.

Recent operations were with a fleet of Swiss built Diesel rail cars. I hope the raolroad re-opens next year.

Ted Miles, CRRM Member


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 Post subject: Re: Colorado RR Museum Gets Manitou & Pikes Peak Cars
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:07 pm 

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ted66 wrote:
I hope the railroad re-opens next year.


According to the Trains Magazine Article, the railroad is scheduled to reopen in 2021.
I am glad I got to ride it in 2015!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:10 pm 

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