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.