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Rio Grande Southern Railroad Engine No 20

  • Also Known As: Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad Engine No. 20
  • Also Known As: Portland

  • Address: 17155 W 44th Ave
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Vehicle
  • Vehicle type: Train


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1899/00/00 Schenectady Locomotive Works Architect Engine No 20 is built for the Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad by the Schenectady Locomotive Works. The "Portland" hauled freight, passengers and gold from cripple Creek and Victor Colorado to the Front Range.
1916/00/00 El Paso and Southwestern Railroad Owner Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad Engine No 20 is sold to the Rio Grande Southern Railroad after flash floods destroyed much of the Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad, driving them into bankruptcy.
1951/00/00 Engine No 20 makes its final run with the Rio Grande Southern.

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Particulars for Rio Grande Southern Railroad Engine No 20:
Locomotive Attribute 4-6-0 Locomotive
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Engineering
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance Local
Owner Private
Area of Significance Railroad
Vehicle Style Railroad Locomotive
Locomotive Style Steam Locomotive
Vehicle type Train
Area of Significance Transportation
Sight Category Vehicle



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 14th December 2000

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Rio Grande Southern Railroad Engine No. 20
Registry Address: 17155 W. 44th Ave.
Registry Number: 00001003
Resource Type: Structure
Owner: Private
Architect: Schenectady Locomotive Works
Architectural Style: Other
Attribute: Ten-wheeler steam locomotive
Contributing Structures: 1
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Transportation, Engineering
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years
Significant Year: 1899, 1916
Historic Function: Transportation
Historic Sub-Function: Rail-related
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

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