Denver & Rio Grande Western [Southern Pacific]
Cotopaxi, Colorado
June 3, 1996

If there was ever a heaven on earth, it was this Kampgrounds of America Kamping Kabin™ at Cotopaxi, Colorado. Located directly alongside the Arkansas River, it featured a seemingly endless parade of trains on the Denver & Rio Grande Western's Tennessee Pass line on the other side of the river. This was taken during the final "flowering" of the Tennessee Pass line, just a few months before the September 11 takeover by Union Pacific and subsequent downgrading of the line.

This page posted 10/1/2017. Text and photo ©2017 Lamont Downs.