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Best Train Trips In The USA

Train trips may take longer, but they are more affordable than flying and they offer unique glimpses of America’s vast countryside.

03/25/2014

The California Zephyr (credit: Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Amtrak)

Amtrak’s Zephyr Train Detours Due To Flooding

Amtrak’s California Zephyr passenger train is taking detours because of temporary track closures in Colorado.

09/19/2013

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Union Pacific Repairing Flood Damage In Colorado

Union Pacific railroad is repairing flood-damaged tracks in Colorado, and working to protect its main line crossing Nebraska as the floodwaters flow east into the Plains.

09/18/2013

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Railroad To Pay $300,000 Over 2010 Wildfire

Federal prosecutors say the Royal Gorge Route Railroad has agreed to pay $300,000 to settle allegations that it caused a wildfire that burned more than 600 acres in June 2010.

08/21/2012

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Officials: Part Of Sinkhole Road Open To Traffic

The Colorado Department of Transportation says part of U.S. 24 is still open after a sinkhole 100 feet deep and 20 feet across opened beside the road, apparently caused by the collapse of an abandoned railroad tunnel far below.

07/11/2012

The Leadville train has been running since 1894.  (credit: CBS)

Rail Ride Out Of Leadville Offers Scenery, History

Trains have run through Leadville for more than a century. Tourists can take the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad to learn a few things about the area’s rich rails history.

06/03/2011