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Boreas Pass Section House

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c. 1884. 9 miles northwest of Como (NR)

Between Como and Breckenridge, the old DSP&P rail grade was converted to a dirt auto road by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after the railroad abandoned the line in 1937. Atop 11,498-foot, blizzard-blasted Boreas Pass, a small community hung on for only a few years. Of a post office, frame depot, stone engine house, turntable, water tank, section house, and 957-foot-long snow shed, only the log section house and one cabin still stand. Both are being restored by the U.S. Forest Service.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Boreas Pass Section House", [Fairplay, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 219-219.

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