McFarland to speak on 1930s plan using streetcars on Midland Terminal railway
Headquartered on the Westside (where the restored Roundhouse is now), the railway “was looking for a quicker, easier way to get mail, small freight items and people to and from Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek,” a press release states. “This story presents the solution.”
The program will be at a Posse dinner meeting, starting at 6 p.m. in the Colorado Springs Masonic Hall, 1130 Panorama Drive. Admission is $17, which includes a casual, buffet-style meal. Reservations are requested in advance at 473-0330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A retired middle school teacher, McFarland has written a book on the Midland Terminal (“The Cripple Creek Road - A Midland Terminal Guide and Data Book,” 1984) and pens a regular historical column ("Cobweb Corners") for the Westside Pioneer.
He is also a member of the Posse, which is a nonprofit organization consisting of people who research western history. New members are welcome.
Westside Pioneer/press release