Silver Plume in Clear Creek County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Argentine Central Railway
The Argentine Central Railway, incorporated in 1905 and built to service the Argentine Mining District in the Waldorf area, reached the summit of Mt. McClellan in 1906. The railroad used Shay (or geared) locomotives to climb from Silver Plume to Mt. McClellan, a distance of almost sixteen miles and a gain of 3,941 feet in elevation. The railway operated until 1918 and was completely scrapped in 1920.
Dedicated May 27, 2006.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 39° 41.666′ N, 105° 43.471′ W. Marker is in Silver Plume, Colorado, in Clear Creek County. Marker is on Mountain Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 899 Mountain Street, Silver Plume CO 80476, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hamill House Museum (approx. 1˝ miles away); Old Town Jail (approx. 1.6 Berthoud Pass (approx. 7.7 miles away); Drexel Lacey (approx. 8.6 miles away); University of Denver (approx. 8.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2008, by Nick Kurtz of Littleton, Colorado. This page has been viewed 2,269 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2008, by Nick Kurtz of Littleton, Colorado. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.