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Manitou and Pikes Peak railway viewbook

circa 1925
 Collection
Accession: 2001-213

Abstract

The Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway, which takes passengers to the summit of Pikes Peak mountain in Colorado, is the highest rack railway in the world and the highest railway in North America. This collection consists of a viewbook consisting of eight pages with photographs of the railway.

Dates

  • circa 1925

Creator

Extent

1 volume(s)

General Physical Description

1 viewbook ; 7.5 x 8.5 in.

Historical Note

The Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway, which takes passengers to the summit of Pikes Peak mountain in Colorado, is the highest rack railway in the world and the highest railway in North America. In its nine miles of trackage, the railway reaches an elevation of 14,150 feet. Construction on the railway began in 1889 and finished in 1891 with financing provided by Zalmon Simmons, inventor and founder of Simmons Beautyrest Mattress Company. The railway functions almost year round strictly for the tourist trade.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a viewbook consisting of eight pages with photographs of the Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway in Colorado. The views show different areas of the railroad and mountain scenes in different seasons. Also includes the cog road timetable and a map of the Pikes Peak region.

Location

GL Box 1.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Manitou and Pikes Peak railway viewbook
Status:
Date:
2015
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

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