You are here

Transportation

Barlow and Sanderson Stagecoach

Added by yongli on 11/05/2015 - 10:24, last changed on 09/08/2016 - 17:25
The Barlow and Sanderson stagecoach in Monte Vista is a mud wagon like those that operated in the 1870s and 1880s along Barlow and Sanderson lines in the San Luis Valley . The only regional example of its type, the stagecoach was acquired by the Monte Vista Commercial Club and donated in 1959 to...

Denver Tramway Strike of 1920

Added by yongli on 08/11/2016 - 13:15, last changed on 12/01/2016 - 08:29
The Denver Tramway Strike of 1920 typified the active militancy of many labor unions during the early 1900s. The strike brought the conversation surrounding labor relations to the forefront of Denver politics and would influence the larger labor landscape for decades to come. Today the strike is...

Denver, Laramie, & Northwestern Railroad

Added by yongli on 08/30/2016 - 12:15, last changed on 12/02/2016 - 17:03
The Denver, Laramie, & Northwestern Railroad Company (DL&NW) was a small firm that planned to link Denver and Seattle by rail in the early twentieth century. The company’s history serves as an example of the pitfalls of running a small railroad company in the western United States at a time...

Eisenhower Tunnel

Added by yongli on 08/21/2015 - 12:19, last changed on 09/09/2016 - 10:26
The Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel (also known simply as the Eisenhower Tunnel) carries Interstate 70 traffic underneath the Continental Divide . The 1.6-mile-long pair of tunnels, carrying two lanes of traffic east and west, respectively, is seventy miles west of Denver in Summit County and...

Georgetown Loop

Added by yongli on 08/11/2016 - 16:38, last changed on 12/01/2016 - 08:29
The Georgetown Loop is a rail line running between Georgetown and Silver Plume that showcases Colorado’s mountain scenery and mining heritage. The Georgetown Loop represents a major part of Colorado’s formative history—railroad development—as well as one of the state’s strongest industries—tourism...

Interstate 70

Added by yongli on 11/19/2015 - 16:17, last changed on 09/09/2016 - 12:35
Along its 2,100-mile span, the east-west Interstate Highway 70 cuts across most of the nation and the entire state of Colorado, serving as an important route for cargo and passengers alike as it crosses over the Rocky Mountains. The highway begins west of Baltimore, Maryland, and bisects most of...

Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway

Added by yongli on 08/21/2015 - 15:16, last changed on 12/01/2016 - 08:29
The Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway climbs the 8.9 miles to the 14,110-foot summit of Pikes Peak . The railway is the highest in North America and was built as a tourist attraction in the late nineteenth century. Other cog railways can be found on Mt. Washington in New Hampshire and throughout...

Stapleton International Airport

Added by yongli on 08/03/2016 - 13:07, last changed on 09/10/2016 - 07:05
Stapleton International Airport opened as a small municipal airport in 1929–30 and went on to become Denver’s primary airport for sixty-five years, until it was replaced by Denver International Airport in 1995. The airport played a major role in Denver ’s development as a national transportation...

The Rocky Mountain Fleet

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 11:09, last changed on 01/23/2017 - 11:09
During World War II, Denver ’s war production industry expanded to include the production of ship parts bound for assembly on the West Coast. Known colloquially as “the Rocky Mountain Fleet,” dozens of ships would eventually see production at the Colorado works. Today, the Rocky Mountain Fleet...
Subscribe to Transportation