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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad delays its opening because of wildfire threat in Colorado, New Mexico

By Paul Davenport, The Associated Press The commission that oversees a historic steam railroad in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado voted Wednesday to delay opening its operating season by nearly three weeks because of the extreme wildfire threats in the region. The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad operates passenger trains on 64 miles of […]

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A historic San Luis Valley locomotive will tug passengers again thanks to a coal lot of love

ANTONITO – When Engine 168 chugs away from the station here in late June with about 60 passengers ensconced in four refurbished 19th century train cars, it will be the culmination of years of dreams, historic preservation work and an investment of nearly $4 million. And perhaps less visible but surely onboard will be the […]

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Polar Express rings in the holiday season, but wide-ranging themes power Colorado tourist trains year round

Nostalgia for trains years ago launched a scenic railroad industry across North America and savvy train owners now are adding themed excursions to extend the business season and bring in new customers Nowhere is that more apparent than in Colorado, where specialty trains have boosted revenues to maintain the rail lines that once served miners […]