Pike's Peak is 14,110 feet above sea level. The cog railway leaves from a town
called Manitou Springs which is located at it's base. Manitou Springs is 6,320
feet above sea level. The cog railway climbs almost 8,000 feet in 1.25 hours.
There are only two cog railways in the USA. The other is the one which goes up Mount Washington in New Hampshire. We went on that one in the late 70's. It uses steam engines which burn soft coal and leaves a black smoke trail up the Mountain.
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