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Great Western Railway of Colorado

Great Western Railway GP-9 #296, built 1954, retired 2003. Now displayed at Boulder County Railway Historical Society.
For other articles of the same name, see Great Western Railway (disambiguation).

The Great Western Railway of Colorado (reporting mark GWR) operates about 80 miles (129 km) of track in Colorado and interchanges with the Union Pacific Railroad as well as the BNSF Railway. It is a currently a subsidiary of OmniTRAX but was founded in 1901 to serve the Great Western Sugar Company and other sugar, beet, and molasses companies in Colorado. It also operated passenger services from 1917 to 1926. Their route consists of a line from Loveland to Johnstown, where it splits to Miliken and Longmont. Going north out of Kelim is Windsor where once again the line splits to go to their industrial park and Greeley, or Fort Collins. It has since expanded service to include customers such as Anheuser-Busch, Eastman Kodak and Simplot.

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External links

  • Official website
  • GW 296


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