Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Cog Railroad Tracks

Continuing with more photos from our trip up the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, I bet there aren't many railways in the world that look like this.
The steepness of the tracks doesn't show up in the photos, but the beauty does.
Eventually the tracks climb above treeline, and keep going up and up.
At these elevations it's arctic tundra, despite a similar latitude to Lisbon.
If you look carefully you can see the railway line zig-zagging from the right to the left as it climbs.
And that's my high-altitude entry for Our World Tuesday.

18 comments:

  1. What a terrific train ride!! I would love to do that!! Your photos are the next best thing to being there, Al!! Thanks so much for sharing! Hope you have a great new week!! Give the doggies a pat for me!!

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  2. Very cool pics! Is the train still in operation?

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  3. So cool! Would have enjoyed the trip, I know! Glad you are sharing your pictures!

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  4. Such a beautiful railroad! It's spectacular! It would be a great trip, travelling those lines!

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  5. Wonderful composition, texture and perspective in your photography ~ fun ride up there I bet ~ Great post for OWT!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  6. Fantastic train route. There is bit of everything.

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  7. Lovely scenery - must have been a fun ride!

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  8. Can almost imagine being on that train.

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  9. the trains still use these tracks? How are you?

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  10. I'd love to ride that train one day. To travel from between forests to the top of the world -- wow!
    Take 25 to Hollister

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  11. My friend Al,

    My students say that every visit to your blog is an unforgettable experience.
    And they are absolutely right.

    Because your blog is a poem full of great stories.

    Yannis Politopoulos

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  12. Wow! Such a fantastic railway! As I know steepness never show up in the photos, and you said so, I suddenly am able to see it, veeery steep!
    Yeah, I guess there are not many of these in the world. Fun, as just yesterday I watched a tv program about a steep railway up in the mountains in a country in Africa, I guess it was Eritrea. Now I get the same feeling, when watching your photos - I would never be able to manage going by train in such a steepness..! :))

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  13. That is a gorgeous and amazing path the train takes. Thank you for sharing these!

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  14. Really quite a bit about Alaska reminded us of Colorado; we thought of this place while we were there...the tundra and of course the mountains. We didn't take the train to the top -- our CO son drove. (Like always, he loves the mountain roads).

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  15. Fabulous photos, Al! Were you int he front car or the last car taking these wonderful shots? The Pikes Peak Cog Railway is really an engineering feat! I think I'd like to take it and also do a drive up on another time.

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