Sterling, CO to Cheyenne, WY

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Map submitted by Joseph Loop.

This abandoned railway ran through Grover, Colorado, and shows up on maps as early as 1895. It was abandoned in the 1970s.

Thanks to Jeff Koester for contributing information about this route.

There is a small section of track just to the south of I-80 in Cheyenne

The roadbed is now a gravel road to the abandoned section

I think it goes about 1/2 a mile or so & you can see it on Google Earth clearly

Also this is the same track that went around the Cheyenne Depot to the current BNSF track

Ben
Scottsbluff, NE
2/27/2013

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The Cheyenne Line of the CB&Q.

The book intitled "Sterling, Crossroads on the Prairie" has many photos of this line. There is an interesting photo taken from the tender of a train going through Willard. Showing 4 elevators along the south side of the tracks. Today the last 2 (most east) in the photo are all that are still standing. At one time in the later 1800's or early 1900's, Willard had more grain facilities than any other place in Eastern Colorado.

Bill Shepard
Westminster, CO
10/20/2015

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Also there is a preserved depot in Grover, Colorado

Need to visit it sometime

Ben
Scottsbluff, NE
12/30/2015

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