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Phippsburg, Colorado

 
 

Community Legacy

Phippsburg grew as a coal company town outside of Oak Creek. In the early 1900’s Denver & Salt Lake Railroad was built through the rocky mountains and reached the Yampa Valley. At the turn of the 19th century, the community was a major hub for the Denver Northwestern & Pacific Railway and David Moffat’s Denver & Salt Lake Railroad. In 1912 it was sold to the railroad and became an important railroad yard. It now serves the Union Pacific Railroad.Employees of Union Pacific still work out of the old Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad rail yard.

At the turn of the 19th century, the community was a major hub for the Denver Northwestern & Pacific Railway, and later in 1913, David Moffat’s Denver & Salt Lake Railroad. It now serves the Union Pacific Railroad.


CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE

Phippsburg Railroad Memorial: In conjunction with the Tracks and Trails Museum in Oak Creek, Phippsburg Community Park features a railroad display and vintage Denver & Rio Grande caboose.

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