San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad (SLRG)

Stourbridge Lion Feb 12, 2006

  1. sd70mac

    sd70mac TrainBoard Member

    343
    0
    17
    geek, the parks such as the one you posted the link for and the additional train rides are why I intend to return after my summer trip within a few years. I will probably wind up going there more than a couple times. Anyone looking over my albums will know that I like scenery and wildlife as much as I like trains.
     
  2. Stourbridge Lion

    Stourbridge Lion TrainBoard Supporter

    16,686
    46
    179
    There is a ton of Scenery, Wildlife, and Trains to enjot all year long in Colorado. You might find taking the California Zephyr to Glenwood Springs, CO a way to go as well as the view through the canyon is wonderful. If your a Skier, there is also the Ski Train that gets you from Denver to Winterpark ( http://www.skitrain.com/ ); which actually runs year around and takes you through the Moffat Tunnel.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. sd70mac

    sd70mac TrainBoard Member

    343
    0
    17
    I have taken the Zephyr both ways end to end already. In fact, I have taken all of the western routes, and the Zephyr is my favorite. I have heard about the ski train and I may take it when I have more time and money, but I am not a skier.
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    59,636
    4,273
    600
    Are the ski trains more like a charter? Or open to all comers?

    [​IMG]

    Boxcab E50
     
  5. sd70mac

    sd70mac TrainBoard Member

    343
    0
    17
    I think I would describe it more as a tourist train that uses UP's tracks. Anyone can buy tickets, including people not taking it to ski.
     
  6. wig-wag-trains.com

    wig-wag-trains.com Advertiser

    2,462
    7
    38
    Ski Train is a wonderful way to spend a day.
    If not a skier and you take one of the cars with snacks intending to have breakfast on the train, do not be shy.
    The skiers will inhale all the food very fast.
     
  7. ICfan

    ICfan TrainBoard Member

    41
    0
    10
    I saw a westbound F unit on an ICE train in Lanark , IL the other night having SLRG spratpainted on the nose ...
    Are they getting a new F unit ?
     
  8. wig-wag-trains.com

    wig-wag-trains.com Advertiser

    2,462
    7
    38
    I just saw this thread again while looking up another item. Love those links at the bottom!

    Our N-Trak club rode the La Veta line over Labor Day last year. A wonderful ride. Excellent crew and very helpful. Some were not as knowledgable of the history of the line as some passengers but that happens on lots of lines.

    Getting a restaurant able to handle a group of 30 in La Veta for lunch during the layover was a challenge but worked out fine.

    The club loved dinner @ True Grits the night before in Alamosa.
     
  9. JCater

    JCater TrainBoard Member

    3,199
    1
    49
    Any news on how the lines are doing as far as $$$? Ridership etc. info would be great :D
     
  10. PSVRR

    PSVRR New Member

    4
    0
    7
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 29, 2009

Share This Page