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RailTour '98

A Tour of Historic Colorado and Its Railroads -- the 1998 TGA Railfanning Tour

The Train Gamers Association is sponsoring a special railroad tour to delight both the train gamer and railfanner in you. This tour is an opportunity to visit four of Colorado's still existing historic railroads and view the fabulous high country of the Rocky Mountains during its annual fall foliage display.

The trip will be by tour bus and seats are limited to eighteen. A special souvenir guide discussing the history of Colorado railroading will be made available to each participant. Plenty of time has been left at night for impromptu gaming. Trip cost includes hotel room (double occupancy) for four nights, all activity passes, some breakfast and lunch meals, tips, baggage, beverages and snacks.

Trip Cost: $675.00

A $100 refundable deposit is due at the time that the registration is received (no later than June 15, 1998). Limited seating is available. Final payment of the remaining cost will be due by August 20, 1998.

The Itinerary

Monday, September 14th
First we meet for breakfast then at 8 am, we will leave the Doubletree and ride the Georgetown Loop RR up four miles of steep grades, sharp curves, and across the famous Devil's Gate Viaduct. We will then travel 310 miles to Durango via Leadville, Poncha Springs, Poncha Pass, and Wolf Creek Pass, following old railroad routes as we drive. Boxed lunch included.

Tuesday, September 15th
Ride the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad by steam locomotive. It's a 90 mile ride through snow-capped mountains and the remote and spectacular Animas River Canyon. We will spend lunch in Silverton before returning to Durango for a tour of the shopyard and museum. Dinner in Durango afterwards included in tour price. Full breakfast included.

Wednesday, September 16th
Today, we will leave Durango and head down to Chama, just south of the Colorado-New Mexico border. There we will ride the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad up a 4% grade to Cumbres Pass and remote Osier where we will partake of a Famous Chuck Wagon lunch. Full breakfast included.

Thursday, September 17th
Colorado Springs is our destination today. There we will board the Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway which climbs steep grades to the top of Pikes Peak at an altitude of 14,110 feet. Afterward we will take a tour of the shopyard. Boxed lunch included. Afterward, we will head up to Golden and the Colorado Railroad Museum for several hours before returning to the Doubletree for a night of wind-down gaming.

Special Offer for Rail Tour Participants
You may attend RailCon/TactiCon `98 free if you register for the convention at the same time that you register for the Historic Rail Tour. Unlimited Rail Pass included.


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