Brief by Central Staff
Transportation – June 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine
Next month marks a 40th anniversary. On July 27, 1967, the last regularly scheduled passenger train ran between Salida and Denver on the Denver & Rio Grande Western.
The Royal Gorge Express had run all the way to Grand Junction, but service west of Salida was discontinued on Dec. 6, 1964.
We’re planning on a story about the train and the loss of passenger service for our July edition, and it will be a better story if you have memories or pictures, and would like to share them with us. We’re interested in all kinds of recollections, be they pleasant or otherwise.
You can reach us at 719-539-5345, cozine@ coloradocentralmagazine.com, or P.O. Box 946, Salida CO 81201. Deadline is Friday, June 8.