Argentine Central Railway

Argentine Central Railway (HM8U4)

Location: Silver Plume, CO 80476 Clear Creek County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 41.666', W 105° 43.471'

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Argentine Central Shay Locomotive No. 1 in Silver Plume, 1905.

The Argentine Central Railway, incorporated in 1905 and built to service the Argentine Mining District in the Waldorf area, reached the summit of Mt. McClellan in 1906. The railroad used Shay (or geared) locomotives to climb from Silver Plume to Mt. McClellan, a distance of almost sixteen miles and a gain of 3,941 feet in elevation. The railway operated until 1918 and was completely scrapped in 1920.

Dedicated May 27, 2006.
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HM NumberHM8U4
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
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Year Placed2006
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 4:23pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 437880 N 4394094
Decimal Degrees39.69443333, -105.72451667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 41.666', W 105° 43.471'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 41' 39.96" N, 105° 43' 28.26" W
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Area Code(s)303
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 910 Mountain St, Silver Plume CO 80476, US
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