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Colorado Rail Facts – May 2009

The Sargents Water Tank still stands in the village of Sargents (originally known as Marshalltown) on the east side of Monarch Pass.

Built in 1937 to replace a smaller tank, the tank served the D&RGRR narrow-gauge line running up Marshall Pass. Originally there were tanks located every few miles along the tracks but the Sargents tank is one of the few remaining.

Sargents Water Tank

In 2005 the tank was acquired by the Upper Tomichi Historical & Community Association to ensure its preservation.

Donations for the tank’s restoration are accepted at the tower site.