D&RG / D&RGW Oak Creek Branch History

Chandler Creek Branch Facts
From: Oak Creek Jct, CO
To: Oak Creek Mines
Miles: ~3
Built: 1881 (NG)
To SG: 1890
Abdnd: 1905

The Oak Creek branch was one of the coal branches built south from the Royal Gorge Route between Pueblo and Canon City. The 3 mile branch was built in 1881 as narrow gauge from Oak Creek Junction southward to mines along, appropriately enough, Oak Creek. By 1890, the branch was standard gauged, but only a few years later, in 1905, the mines were closed and the branch scrapped.

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