I've taken many trips around Colorado to ride, photograph and experience the heritage railroads. Rio Grande Scenic Railroad is not Narrow Gauge, but offers a fun ride between Alamosa and LaVeta, Colorado over LaVeta Pass. The problem I have with the railroad is their inability to accurately indicate which train locomotives they intend to run for any particular visit. They have a vintage steam locomotive and lets face it, that's what the real attraction is. But those old locomotives are expensive to maintain and operate, so I'm guessing they cut back on how often it runs. Still, their web site should be more forthcoming about their steam schedule. On a number of occasions, I've contacted them by phone and they are very slow to return call regarding their equipment schedules, and more often than not, they've given incorrect information when they did return calls. If you're looking for a nice rail ride on some vintage equipment, I'd recommend you look to the Cumbres & Toltec railroad which operates out of Antonito, Colorado less then 35 miles away. It's a better ride and you're far more likely to have a steam locomotive to enjoy.
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