D&RGW Aspen Branch

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D&RGW Aspen Branch

Postby Photogdad » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:55 pm

I have found some info on the Aspen Branch of the Tennessee Pass on the D&RGW. What I have not found are photos, either current or past of the branch. I was wondering if anyone has more info and/or photos mainly of the southern portion (near Aspen, CO)? Thanks in advance.
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Re: D&RGW Aspen Branch

Postby jabsteam » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:05 am

The D&RGW Aspen Branch is long gone and is now a bicycle trail.
We rode it on track speeders Glenwood Springs to Carbondale (end of track) around 2004.
Then the rails were pulled up, and the Roaring Fork Bike trail was created, Glenwood Springs to Aspen.
FWIW, the old Colorado Midland RWy roadbed (abandoned 1918), the first standard gauge RR thru the Rocky Mountains, parallels it Basalt to Glenwood Springs.
Jim B.
Alco's forever
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