USA Railways – From Railroad Glory Days

USA Railways

From Railroad Glory Days

Railroad Glory Days

SmokyIt has been a long time since Denver had a visit from Union Pacific 3985.

Railroad Glory Days

MoffatStation2Denver actually has two remaining railroad stations: the well known Union Station, and the long disused Moffat Station shown here in a photo taken yesterday.

Moffat Station was the Denver terminus of David Halliday Moffat’s Denver, Northwestern and Pacific Railroad. This railroad was a latecomer to Denver — construction begun in 1904. It was projected to be the short route between Denver and Salt Lake City. Although the railroad never achieved Moffat’s (1839 – 1911) goal,ending a Craig, it survived long enough to be absorbed into the Denver & Rio Grande Western in 1947.

The station, designed by Edwin Moorman, is said to be predominantly Georgian Revival architecture and was opened to business in 1906. It has been redeveloped for a new use among overwhelming, larger new buildings that constitute Denver’s burgeoning LoDo neighborhood.

Much more about Denver architecture at http://RailroadGloryDays.com/GhostBldgs

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