Georgetown Loop RR with Barbara, July 12, 2015

From July 5 through July 18, I was in Denver for a NASA TMC (Technical Management and Cost) review.  It did not seem realistic to return home over the weekend, so I got to spend some time with my sister Barbara.

On Sunday, we went to Georgetown, Colorado and had brunch at the Happy Cooker. Then we took a ride on the Georgetown Loop Railroad, which loops over itself to gain elevation quickly. The original railroad was torn down when the mines it served went out of business. Later, the local historical society rebuilt the railroad. The current steam locomotive is a Shay type which was not the original type (I think).

The same day we went to Georgetown, the Triple Bypass Bicycle Ride was running. This is a ride that goes over three passes in one day. The route took the cyclists through Georgetown, so there are some cyclists in the photos.

Pictures below include a few in Georgetown and the remainder are from the train ride. After the ride, we drove over Guanella Pass, had a nice dinner in Everett at the golf course club house, and then returned to Denver.