Skip to Main Content


Chugga, chugga, toot, toot your way through our collection on railroads.

Railroads: Colorado Midland Railway


Colorado Midland Railroad, "High Bridge" above Buena Vista, Colorado


Our next stop has resources for the Colorado Midland Railway. Leadville was on the line which ran from Grand Junction to Colorado Springs. It was the first standard gauge railroad built over Colorado's Continental Divide. It was a difficult line to operate as it had very little level track.