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Date: 12/02/19 09:08
Mural Monday: Limon, CO
Author: santafe199

During my 10-day odyssey chasing the Big Boy I had to take care of some business with the widow of a friend of mine who recently passed away in Aurora, CO. It was the first day of full sunshine I’d seen, but I had to leave the 4014 behind in Sharon Springs. Murphy’s Railfan Law in action, I guess. I stayed the night in Limon and the next morning I took a quick snoop around before heading on into Aurora. I found this nice mural and of course paid a quick visit to the museum itself. I had hoped for a shot of the depot. But I forgot how barricaded in it was…

1. Wall mural touting the Limon Heritage Museum over at the old UP ~ CRI&P crossing.

2. & 3. Equipment at the Limon Heritage Museum. You can just see a corner of the depot in image #3.
(3 photos taken November 23, 2019 in Limon, CO)

Thanks for looking!
Lance Garrels
santafe199



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/02/19 09:09 by santafe199.








Date: 12/02/19 12:30
Re: Mural Monday: Limon, CO
Author: PHall

So how exactly does a Milwaukee Road Mixed Train Combine-Caboose end up stuffed and mounted in Limon, Colorado?
The nearest Milwaukee Road trackage is several humdred miles away!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/02/19 14:22 by PHall.



Date: 12/03/19 04:17
Re: Mural Monday: Limon, CO
Author: cozephyr

Believe Cadillac & Lake City rail operation Limon towards Colorado Springs, CO, acquired the Milwaukee Road car for their Twilight Train rides.  C&LC faded from the now abandoned Limon to Colorado Springs line (track removed) and the Milwaukee Road car remained in Colorado.



Date: 12/03/19 09:32
Re: Mural Monday: Limon, CO
Author: brc600

What is the heritage of the other (blue) passenger car? Tim

cozephyr Wrote:
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> Believe Cadillac & Lake City rail operation Limon
> towards Colorado Springs, CO, acquired the
> Milwaukee Road car for their Twilight Train rides.
>  C&LC faded from the now abandoned Limon to
> Colorado Springs line (track removed) and the
> Milwaukee Road car remained in Colorado.



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