“Rock Island Line at Depot,” ca., 1906, photographer unknown. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 001-385.

This week, the City of Colorado Springs announced that, come the end of the Summer, it will discontinue the FREX (Front Range Express) bus service between Colorado Springs and Denver – effectively removing the last remaining mass-transit public transportation entity between the two cities. Times were, when a citizen had locomotive options, as local historian Richard Marold explains:

Richard Marold’s History of Trains

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Richard Marold is a local historian who works as a Chautauquan and portrays Winfield Scott Stratton, Franklin Roosevelt and Nikola Tesla. He is also editor of Cheyenne Mountain Kiva, a journal of the history of central Colorado. His website is fdrtoday.org.

 

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