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March 23, 2006 11:15 AM   Subscribe

Railroad-related, related railroad.
posted by Gator at 11:15 AM on March 23, 2006

Nice post. Thanks, Gator.
posted by at 11:39 AM on March 23, 2006

Wonderful post! Thanks!
posted by hippo at 1:22 PM on March 23, 2006

If any railfans come to Denver, be sure to visit the Colorado Railroad Museum near Golden (and say howdy to Buffalo Bill while you're passing through.)

The birthplace of the Rio Grande Southern Railroad is Ridgeway, Colorado, where you can still see the unique Galloping Goose Buick Railmotor (more details & pix here.)
posted by cenoxo at 2:18 PM on March 23, 2006

Nice, thanks, Gator! They built some crazy railways in Colorado. The Switzerland Trail (outside of Boulder) is now a hiking/biking/4x4 trail. Riding up it, you wonder how a train ever made it up there. The Rollins Pass trail is another repurposed recreational railroad grade that makes it high up there, across the top of the Divide.
posted by carter at 4:52 PM on March 23, 2006

The canyon is so narrow they made a hanging bridge. neat post! I grew up nearby.
posted by hortense at 10:29 PM on March 23, 2006

You can take the Royal Gorge Route dinner train (high-res photos) on the same Denver & Rio Grande hanging bridge today, and walk over the Royal Gorge Bridge hanging 1000' above it.
posted by cenoxo at 8:52 AM on March 24, 2006

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