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Cog cars make their final trip down Pikes Peak

Posted at 6:01 PM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 20:49:28-05

COLORADO SPRINGS – Train cars for the Pikes Peak cog railway made their final trip down the mountain Monday.

Crews lifted the cars onto flatbeds to move them through Manitou Springs.

This is a major step in the railway’s plan to purchase new cars and equipment from a company in Switzerland.

Long-time lovers of the cog train watched crews move the cars with mixed emotions.

“I was really disappointed when I read that the Broadmoor wasn’t going to necessarily even bother to refurbish it, but now that they’re gonna do that, I think it’s good,” Russell Stevens said.

The three cars will rest in the yard of a local construction company until their future use is determined.

The project is expected to be complete in 2021.