Many people do not realize that Tennessee Pass never actually enters Leadville proper. The mainline is actually several miles west of downtown and there is no siding called Leadville on the line. There is, however, a small yard at Malta, in which cars could get set out and switched. The Colorado and Southern actually owned a branch line connecting Leadville and the mine at Climax. Until the mine shut down in 1995, the C&S would handle switching at the mine and bring cars to and from Leadville. Rio Grande would interchange with the C&S at Leadville via a connecting track from Malta. The connecting tracks has since been removed. In this picture, the yard at Malta lies empty...one of the tracks covered by small rocks slides over the years.
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