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Steve Walden (Colorado Railroads)

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End of the Circus Train
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is closing. The last line of a T.S. Eliot poem talks of the earth ending "...not with a bang but a whimper." 1 The Greatest Show on Earth, for all its pomp and bombast, its hype and fanfare, will end not with a ...

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And We're Back!
Sorry for that brief interruption to our site. If you landed at and didn't see the familiar banner and posts in the last week, it was because of an account snafu. Just like in railroading, not everything goes perfectly every time. Thanks...

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POTD - Snow Train
It may be just a few hours later and we find ourselves in nearly the exact same location as Tuesday's Photo of the Day . The snow is certainly deeper and this BNSF freight has slowed to a crawl. Even deeper snow has halted operations east of the Moffat Tunn...

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POTD - Winter Travel
The ritual of boarding a train from small town America is almost as old as the nation itself. In Fraser, Colorado, passengers wait in the shelter along the platform on a snowy evening in March 2003 to board the nightly Amtrak number 6, commonly known as the...

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First Advertisements Of the Colorado Railroad Museum
As near as I can figure, I think I have found the first ad ever placed with Trains magazine by the Colorado Railroad Museum , all the way back in June 1959! Robert W. Richardson and Cornelius W. Hauck were fans before the end of the Rio Grande Southern brok...

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A month later and I still love this picture!

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POTD - The Little Train to Oblivion
Every once in a while, I'll find a railroad image that, for lack of a better phrase, stops me in my tracks. Today's POTD is one of those. Photo of the Day:  William Diehl Photographer William Diehl has captured former Denver & Rio Grande Western narrow gaug...

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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Runs Special Santa Trains To Support Toys For Tots, Charities
As someone who started his family when he was young, I can empathize easily with parents who find themselves in a real bind during Christmastime each year. I deeply love each of my children, and when you know they would want a specific toy or even just a ty...

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Caboose Hobbies lives! ...I think...

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Caboose Hobbies, in whatever form the store survives, is set to re-open on Alameda Avenue in Lakewood just south of the Federal Center this month.  The Denverite has more . When the store closed at its original location on 500 S Broadway on September 11, 20...
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