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Despite the short distance between Georgetown and Silver Plume, connecting the towns by rail proved difficult because of the steep climb. To solve the problem, the track was extended via a series of large curves and a full loop to reduce the average grade. Completed in 1884, it was abandoned in the late 1930s but rebuilt in the 1970s–80s by the Colorado Historical Society.

Place: 
Clear Creek County
Date: 
1898

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