Tipton Station, Sumpter Valley Railway

Tipton Station Historical Marker

“The war against winter snow was fought here with a wedge plow pushed by several engines. Rails had to be kept open to move logs to the sawmills.

Rails were laid into Tipton Summit from Baker by June 1904. The Agent at this full sized depot handled supplies and gold for the busy Greenhorn mining district several miles to the North. In spite of the severe climate, a sizeable town developed in the woods south of this sign. The railroad built two wyes, or tunaround tracks, to reverse train helper engines.”

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