Enjoy the view from the locomotive on a rare daylight freight train over Colorado’s beautiful La Veta Pass. Long considered the D&RGW’s “hidden” mountain pass due to hosting mostly night trains for the last 50 years. In Part 1 Sierra to La Veta, you enjoy the climb up and over La Veta Pass, with 2.5 percent grades climbing and 3 percent grades going back down. The scenery is spectacular, and the railroading is too! This is former Denver & Rio Grande Western trackage, then Southern Pacific and Union Pacific.
In Part 2, La Veta to Near Ft. Garland, ride the head end of a light unit move from La Veta to near Ft. Garland back over Colorado’s La Veta Pass. This does cover a bit more trackage than part one, the scenery is great in either direction! As a special bonus, you’ll also be on board for the arrival into Alamosa!
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