Join Colorado Railroad Museum Curator of Collections, Stephanie Gilmore to explore “Small Wonders” from the Museum’s collection as part of the new “Still Working On The Railroad” initiative. Each segment will focus on different items from the Colorado Railroad Museum’s collection.
Perhaps the most significant artifacts we have from the Alpine Tunnel are 2 original signs that used to adorn the station, which once guarded the highest non-cog section of railroad in the world. The highest cog railroad is of course the Manitou and Pike’s Peak located near Colorado Springs. However, the highest adhesion railroad in the United States was the Denver, South Park & Pacific, which included the Alpine Tunnel.