Colorado Central Railroad


Address: Jefferson County line at Sheridan Boulevard to Murphy Coal Mine, east of North table Mountain, and to Golden; later to west side of North Table Mountain.

The Colorado Central was the first railroad corporation in Colorado, organized in 1865. By December, 1870, the "Iron Horse" reached the community of Arvada. The line had been finished to Golden, and with narrow gauge to Blackhawk in December of 1872. Colorado Central was purchased by Union Pacific Denver and Gulf in 1890, and by Colorado and the Southern in 1899.
Quad Map/Date: Arvada, 1950; Golden, 1944, El Dorado Springs, 1965 (1971)
Sec/Town/Range: S12, T3S, R69W; S1, T2S, R70W
Elevation: 5300-6800
Source: "Detailed Map: Railroads in the State of Colorado," published by Railroad Museum, 1969-1976; Wilkins, "Colorado Railroads," pp. 1-4; Arvada Historical Society, "More Than Gold," pp. 86-88 ; "Map of Early Railroads"; Crofutt, "Grip Sack Guide of Colorado," Vol. 2, 1966, pp. 35-36
Last Modified: Wed, November 28 2012
 


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