Oddly enough, the town of Eastonville is a small town along the west bound mainline... It has a passing siding, often used by express trains as they overtake local services, as well as a single pen cattle feedlot and grain elevator. Don't tell the yard boss, but Eastonville also holds the "best gambling hall in the Rockies", which incoming crews are glad to indulge at- much to the company's dissatisfaction.
Of all the 'towns' along the right of way, Franceville is the least like any normal town there is. It's also the least complete. The main function of the town is currently a whistle stop passing siding, shortly after a steep helix climb out of Elizabeth. The overall plan for this area, however, are far beyond a strip of rail and sleepers, as Franceville is due to host what is the largest industry on the layout; The Mountain Lumber Sawmill. Though this industry won't be the most integral to the line, or even see the most traffic for that matter, it is still the largest company complex to be actually built on the layout, including a 3 track storage yard, and several tracks for shuffling skeleton cars. No pictures for now, but check back for when it's done!
Denver as a city might not be much to behold on the layout, as it's virtually nonexistent, with the exception of one grand building. Denver Union Station, representing an era of glamour and class aboard the rails, stands with 3 serviceable passenger platforms, most often accepting both the D&RGW and CB&Q legs of the California Zephyr, the AT&SF Super Chief, the Rio Grande Zephyr, even the San Joaquin Daylight!
The Narrow Gauge:
The Narrow Gauge system on the railroad doesn't host many 'towns' per say, though is made up of a string of mines, mills, and quarry sites that dot the hills of the region. Connecting Parker to the furthest and highest point on the entire layout, Windy Point, the Narrow Gauge is still largely a work in progress. (More information to come in the future, as the line gets closer to completion).
Base of operations for the railroad, Elizabeth is the only true "city" on the layout. Housing a full service locomotive center, (including 6 stall roundhouse, turntable, and 3 bay diesel facility), Elizabeth is the base for most locomotives on the standard gauge line. Both the east and west bound storage yard are located here, (east in plain view, west underground). Main industries include the Elizabeth grain company and Brewery.
Pinion, more of an industrial outpost than a town, is the main exporter of oil on the route. The "town" hosts a small freight depot, storage spur, and several crude oil storage tanks/platforms. Across the main line, it also sports a modest apple orchard/retailer and a John Deere farm implement dealer.