This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.
This course will offer a series of five lecture/discussion classes on railroad terminology; the transportation situation of North-Central Colorado in 1862; the Colorado Central; the Greeley, Salt Lake and Pacific; the Colorado and Southern; the Great Western; the Union Pacific; the Laramie, Hahns Peak and Pacific; the Denver, Laramie and Northwestern; the Denver, Utah and Pacific; the Fort Collins Municipal Railway; and contemporary railroads open to the public.
The sixth class meeting will be a field trip to six railroad facilities in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Berthoud.
PLEASE NOTE: DATES FOR THIS COURSE HAVE CHANGED SINCE THE 2017 SPRING CATALOG WAS PRINTED. THE REVISED DATES FOR THE CLASS ARE MAY 15th THROUGH JUNE 26th WITH NO CLASS BEING HELD ON MEMORIAL DAY , MAY 29th .
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Kenneth Jessen has lived in Loveland for 50 years and is author of 20 books on Colorado as well as over 2,000 illustrated stories. He acts as a tour guide and lecturer and has made a number of television appearances
including CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood.
He is best known for his published information on Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, railroad history and the ghost towns of Colorado spread out over its 64 counties. Jessen holds both a B.S.E.E. and M.B.A. and has done post graduate work on communication technology through CU.