John Speller's Web Pages Denver, Laramie & Northwestern Railroad

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Denver, Laramie & Northwestern Railroad
The Denver, Laramie & Northwestern Railway was incorporated in 1906 and had grandiose plans to link Denver with Seattle. It only, in fact, managed to build a 12.6 mile line from Denver to Milliken, near Greeley, Colorado. Passenger service began on February 9, 1910, using two McKeen motor coaches. The line reincorporated as the Denver, Laramie & Northwestern Railroad in 1910, but continued to struggle and went into receivership in 1912. It was bought by the Great Western Railway of Colorado in 1917 with the idea of linking their existing system to Denver. The line proved too liable to flooding, however, and was abandoned.
Map of the Denver, Laramie & Northwestern Railway in 1909
Motor coach built for the Denver, Laramie & Northwestern Railroad by the McKeen Motor Car Company in 1910
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