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Posted 13 April 2018 - 07:19 PM

It's summertime, 1963, the Royal Gorge departs Glenwood Springs at 4:40 AM as it begins the next leg of the run to Pueblo.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 05:46 PM

The train rolls past the Dotsero Cutoff & stops at Gypsum before getting underway.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 07:27 PM

The train stops at Eagle before getting underway again.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 03:05 PM

The train sops at Minturn & begins climbing the grade to Tennessee Pass.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 07:22 PM

The train rolls through Tennessee Pass tunnel, & stops at Malta.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:24 PM

After departing Malta, the train rolls along the Arkansas River as it heads to the next stop. The route follows the Arkansas River from Pueblo to Tennessee Pass.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:59 PM

The train stops at Buena Vista & heads for Salida.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 03:02 PM

The train stops at Salida for 10 minutes, then begins the next part of the run.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:52 PM

As the train rolls down hill, it stops at Cotopaxi.

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 07:55 AM

The train stops at Texas Creek as it enters the Royal Gorge.

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