Unique Gifts Commemorating the World's Most Spectacular Places

Manitou Station Pin
  • Manitou Station Pin
  • Manitou Station Pin
  • 1 inch diameter
  • Cast in fine pewter
  • Military clutch back
  • Mounted on story card
Place Name: Manitou Station
Elevation: 6571 ft.
Location: Manitou Springs, Colorado, USA
The Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway is the world's highest cog railway. The M & PP RY culminates at the summit of Pikes Peak, America's most famous mountain (elevation 14,110 feet). The average gradient is over 16%; at some points, the M & PP RY rises at a rate of 25% (25 vertical feet in 100 horizontal feet.) Only a rack railway in Switzerland exceeds its length of 8.9 miles. The Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway was organized in the fall of 1888 by Major John Hulbert and Zalmon Simmons, majority stockholder. It was built by a crew of 1,000, six of whom died accidentally or from heart failure. Passenger service began June 30, 1891.