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Adventures on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway

PLHS hosts monthly historical talks and field trips on a variety of topics.  They are usually held on the third Thursday of the month at the Palmer Lake Town Hall at 42 Valley Crescent St.  Click here for directions.  To submit an idea for an event, email

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Adventures on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway

February 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Mel McFarland as he tells of his adventures working as an engineer and conductor on the iconic Pikes Peak Cog Railway.

Mel will briefly tell the history of the Cog – as well as its uniqueness in the United States. He’ll explain the “ins and outs” of how a cog railway operates – and the obstacles encountered from weather, terrain, and visitor “preconceptions.”

Mel will also include photographs in his presentation, “accumulated” from before, during, and after his work on the Cog.

Admission is free and open to all!

Doors open to the public at  6:30

Light refreshments are served after the program.

Mel McFarland is a retired teacher, artist, historian, railroad enthusiast, and well-known author of numerous railroad books and publications. His historical columns appear in North Springs Edition, Westside Pioneer, Fountain Valley News, Ute Pass Courier, and other area newspapers.


February 17, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Palmer Lake Town Hall
28 Valley Crescent Street
Palmer Lake, CO 80133 United States
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