Denver & Middle Park Railroad

Address: Between Colorado Central Railroad & Glencoe Quarry

The small connection with the Colorado Central Railroad at a foothills station called "Ralston," between Ralston and Van Bibber Creeks, was built in 1884. The firm of Denver and Middle Park ran the 4.6 miles to Glencoe Quarry, inside the hogback "cut" up Ralston Creek. It carried a creamy, high quality sandstone for the construction of buildings. The Denver and Middle Park Railroad operated until 1898 when the Town of Glencoe and the quarry ceased to exist. Ralston Reservoir was built at this site in 1937 by the Denver Water Board, and partially inundated the Glencoe Quarry.
Quad Map/Date: Golden, 1898
Sec/Town/Range: S3, T3S, R70W
Elevation: 5790
Source: Denver and Middle Park Railroad Map, 1885; Wilkins & Tivis , "Colorado Railroad Chronology," pp. 23, 55, 278; Arvada Historical Society, "More Than Gold," pp. 9, 87, 88; Intermountain Chapter, National Railway Historical Society, Inc., "Map of Railroads in the State of Colorado"
See Also: Glencoe; Ralston Town of 1884; Ralston Reservoir.
Last Modified: Mon, December 17 2012

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