This is an early beta version that’s still a work in progress. We hope to develop and refine the contents going forward. In the meantime, we’re making it fully available to the public as-is. Started by the Jefferson County Historical Commission in the 1990s, it was transferred to the Golden History Museum-City of Golden in 2020.

Colorado & Southern Railroad – Northern Jefferson County


AddressSheridan Boulevard to 120th Street
QuadArvada, 1965 (1980); Lafayette, 1965 (1979)
SectionS25, T2S, R69W; S2, T2S, R69W
Elevation5195-5370
SourceWilkins, "Colorado Railroads," pp.4, 125; Coel, "Goin' Railroading," p. 2; Lemassena, Colorado Mountain Railroads," p. 65.
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Initialdate1997-10-11 00:00:00-06
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Latestdate1998-06-25 00:00:00-06
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HistoryIncorporated in 1898, this railroad continued to exist until 1981, when it was absorbed by Burlington Northern in January, 1982. A total of 30 companies were among the predecessors of Colorado and Southern.
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