A spectacular train ride through a 1000-foot deep gorge
In an impressive feat of 19th-century engineering and construction, the Denver and Rio Grande Western railroad laid tracks in 1878 that clung to the steep walls of the Royal Gorge and followed the route of the rushing Arkansas River. Today, visitors can ride through the gorge on 1950s coaches pulled by vintage F7 diesel locomotives. Spanning the gorge at the top is another engineering marvel – the highest suspension bridge in the US, built in 1929.
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Keywords:Bridge, Colorado, Railroad, Railway, Royal Gorge, Train