Pikes Peak railroad to reopen in 2021

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Swiss-built diesel-powered rack rail cars pause at the top of Colorado's Pike's Peak during a Trains Magazine tour of Colorado in June 2015.
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MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. — One of the highest rack railroads in the world will re-open in 2021, say Colorado media outlets.

Denver's Fox 31 reports that the Pikes Peak Cog Railway will be rebuilt in a nearly $100-million construction project expected to begin in spring 2019.

The television station reports that local governments approved site plans and special tax incentives for the private railroad to continue operating.

Reconstruction plans include a new depot in Manitou Springs, three new rack railway cars, and refurbishments on four other cars.

More information is available online. 

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