• Como, CO

PRINTING HIGH IN THE MOUNTAINS! 

Come see the Depot's Tom Parson printing at 9800 feet in Como during Boreas Pass Railroad Days.

The old Fairplay Flume printing press ran for the day. Photo by Bob Schoppe.

The old Fairplay Flume printing press ran for the day. Photo by Bob Schoppe.

Two old presses from the Fairplay Flume have found a home in a restored stone roundhouse that was part of the old Denver South Park & Pacific Railway that was active in Como from 1879-1937. Besides the printing, you also get to see a now-functional turntable and a steam locomotive.

Historic sites from Como to Breckenridge are open to the public from 9-3:30 on August 17.

From the Historical Society Website:

The towns of Como and Breckenridge host the 24th annual Boreas Pass Railroad Day Saturday, August 17th.

Railroad Day is a joint effort of the South Park Ranger District, South Park National Heritage Area, Como Civic Association, Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, Denver South Park and Pacific Historical Society, Como Depot and Eating House, Como Roundhouse, Letterpress Depot, South Park Rail Society and private citizens.

The event highlights the history of the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad, with many historic buildings available for tours in both towns.

Boreas Pass Railroad Day runs from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

See more information on the Denver, South Park & Pacific Historical Society website.