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Posted 10/18/2014   12:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Partime to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I always thought this one was interesting. Apparently Grandma was such a stamp collecting junkie that all of her friends even supplied her habit. Here is one from Pikes Peak, Colorado.





I especially like the "Official Stamp" from the top of the Peak on August 21, 1935, and then the mailing cancellation from Manitou on August 22.



As the postcard implies, instead of taking an Auto, perhaps they took the Cog. (This would explain the time delay ...) In any case, the Cog system is still in place today.

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Posted 10/18/2014   1:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I remember taking the Cog Railway to the Summit of Pikes Peak! I think it was in 1984. We drove two-thirds of the way cross-country from Massachusetts to Arizona (we took in the Grand Canyon, too) and visited family in New Mexico along the way. One of the best road trips I can remember.
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Posted 10/18/2014   9:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've never been there. I might have to honor Grandma's memory and make a trip someday. Glad that it sparked a good memory.
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I remember a Pike's Peak railroad in Model Railroader magazine. Neat.
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