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RailPictures.Net Photo: NW 475 Norfolk & Western Steam 4-8-0 at Strasburg, Pennsylvania by Mitch Goldman

RailPictures.Net Photo: NW 475 Norfolk & Western Steam 4-8-0 at Strasburg, Pennsylvania by Mitch Goldman

Vintage Postcard, Bascule Bridge, Cleveland, Ohio Vintage Postcard, Lake Erie & Wheeling Bridge, Cleveland, Ohio.

Vintage Postcard, Bascule Bridge, Cleveland, Ohio Vintage Postcard, Lake Erie & Wheeling Bridge, Cleveland, Ohio.

A Denver & Rio Grande Railroad passenger train at Curecanti Needle, CO.

A Denver & Rio Grande Railroad passenger train at Curecanti Needle, CO.

Whiskey Island, Cleveland, Ohio

Just beyond the city…

Rio Grande Scenic Railroad - More than 100 years after completion of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad line into Alamosa, the same standard gauge rails are still in use, carrying both freight and passengers over La Veta Pass on the San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad and the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad.

Rio Grande Scenic Railroad - More than 100 years after completion of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad line into Alamosa, the same standard gauge rails are still in use, carrying both freight and passengers over La Veta Pass on the San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad and the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad.

Rio Grande Railroad crossing the Rio Grand River in Alamosa, Colorado Sept. 2012.

Rio Grande Railroad crossing the Rio Grand River in Alamosa, Colorado Sept. 2012.