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Royal Gorge Incline Railway

Photos 

Scenic incline from the bottom of the Royal Gorge, Colo.

Boston Public Library

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #316407

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Was once the steepest inclined railway in the world

Facts 

Overview
Bridge on Railway
Location
Fremont County, Colorado
Status
Closed due to fire damage
History
Built 1932; Severely burned & Closed June 2013
Builders
- George Cole
- Otis Elevator of Farmington, Connecticut (Engineers)
Railroad
- Funicular
Design
Other
Dimensions
Total length: 1,500.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.46039, -105.32456   (decimal degrees)
38°27'37" N, 105°19'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/471683/4256947 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Royal Gorge
Inventory number
BH 66115 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 7, 2019: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 18, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added category "Funicular"
  • February 18, 2015: New Street View added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Denver.cbslocal.com - A Year After Devastating Fire, Royal Gorge Seeks Comeback
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

Royal Gorge Incline Railway
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