Train trips may take longer, but they are more affordable than flying and they offer unique glimpses of America’s vast countryside.
Amtrak’s California Zephyr passenger train is taking detours because of temporary track closures 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.
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.
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.
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.