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Location DB > United States > Colorado > Englewood > General Iron Works
General Iron Works
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created by lexiphoto on 5/25/2006 4:15 PM
last modified by fr00tCake on 5/3/2021 1:56 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
*update 2/14/2010*
I pass this place daily on the light-rail, it appears that someone is storing building materials here, and the gate is open, i don't know if they close it at night so, the night looks like the best time to explore

*update 11/25/11*
The current owners have demolished the small concrete ruin (pictured above) containing the power substation at the west end of the yard. The annealing oven is still extant, presumably because of asbestos contamination.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy - It's condos now...
Recommendation: forget it - It's gone!
 Physical Information

Englewood, Colorado
United States
Owner: Regional Transportation District
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    Lots of machinery, a huge crane to climb on and look out at things, A great view of the mountains, a secret room in a concrete ruin.
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     Historical Dates
    Built: 1924
    Closed: 0
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    In 2000, RTD selected the General Iron Works site in Englewood as the preferred location for their new light rail train maintenance facility. The land was obtained in 2001 and demolition of the General Iron Work structures occurred in early 2002.

    It was originally larger, taking up a lot of the RTD yards and was demolished when RTD bought their part of the property. It is considered an EPA brownfield. I found a document online dated 2000 that said the EPA gave Englewood $200000 to clean the place up. I guess they must have run out of budget. The big structure still standing is an 'annealing oven' and is full of asbestos. The secret room in the concrete ruin may have been part of a power distribution building (now demolished).
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     Future Plans
    High density transit oriented residential development, or more rail yards if RTD decides to expand.

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    Thu, May 25th, 2006
    posted by lexiphoto
    3 pictures
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    Lexiphoto photos
    Thu, May 25th, 2006
    posted by lexiphoto
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    imprezawrxsti's first run
    Sat, May 27th, 2006
    posted by imprezawrxsti
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    imprezawrxsti's second run
    Mon, May 29th, 2006
    posted by imprezawrxsti
    24 pictures
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    on the way home
    Sun, Jun 18th, 2006
    posted by imprezawrxsti
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    It came to me in a dream
    Thu, Sep 30th, 2010
    posted by urbexkeith
    13 pictures

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  • on May 3 21 at 14:36, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on May 3 21 at 13:56, fr00tCake changed the following: Status, Accessibility, Hazards, Recommendation, Security Measures, Required Equipment, Web Links
  • on Nov 26 11 at 23:38, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Nov 26 11 at 21:45, imprezawrxsti changed the following: Description
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  • on Nov 25 11 at 20:58, imprezawrxsti changed the following: History, Description
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  • on Sep 30 10 at 6:33, urbexkeith updated gallery picture crane
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