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Official SL&RG Passenger Train [[http://www.alamosatrain.com/ | Website]]\\
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Official SL&RG Passenger Train [[http://www.riograndescenicrailroad.com/ | Website]]\\
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San Luis & Rio Grande [[SLRGPassengerCars | Passenger Car Roster]]
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San Luis & Rio Grande [[SLRGPassengerCars | Passenger Car Roster]]\\
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San Luis & Rio Grande [[SLRGRollingStock | Rolling Stock Roster]] (Freight & MoW cars)
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'''For those interested in riding, see the [[http://www.alamosatrain.com/|Official Website]] for schedules, fares, and reservation information.'''
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'''For those interested in riding, see the [[http://www.riograndescenicrailroad.com/|Official Website]] for schedules, fares, and reservation information.'''
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During April of 2007, the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad (what the passenger arm of the SL&RG is being marketed as...) purchased SP 1744, a 1901 Baldwin 2-6-0.  The locomotive had previously served on the Heber Valley Railroad in Utah, and most recently was completely overhauled and then operated for a few short months on the New Orleans & Gulf Coast.  For the past five years, it's been sitting around.  The locomotive was trucked up from New Orleans in late April, and arrived in Alamosa on 2-May-2007.  The locomotive is scheduled to be operating in time for the Memorial Day weekend, which marks the start of the SLRG/RGSR's 2007 passenger season.  The unit will be used to pull the weekend passenger runs over La Veta Pass.
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San Luis & Rio Grande [[SLRGPassengerCars | Passenger Car Roster]]\\
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San Luis & Rio Grande [[SLRGPassengerCars | Passenger Car Roster]]

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||!SL&RG Rosters ||

San Luis & Rio Grande [[SLRGRoster | Locomotive Roster]]\\
San Luis & Rio Grande [[SLRGPassengerCars | Passenger Car Roster]]\\

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The road frequency has changed since the D&RGW/SP/UP days - it's now 160.785 MHz. They still run locals south and west from Alamosa, just as under UP. I would assume the south local is still daily down to Antonito, but I heard something a while back about the perlite mine in Antonito either shutting down or partially shutting down. I don't know if it came to pass, but if it did, the only source of traffic left is the volcanic scoria loaded down there. The west local primarily serves the San Luis Central, which interchanges at Monte Vista, CO. I've seen it once, running on a Friday. It was headed back towards Alamosa around 2pm. When the power isn't in use, it sits around the Alamosa yard downtown. It's right in the middle of town and easy to photograph.
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The road frequency has changed since the D&RGW/SP/UP days - it's now 160.785 MHz (AAR 45) for the road and 160.230 MHz (AAR 08) for the yards. They still run locals south and west from Alamosa, just as under UP. I would assume the south local is still daily down to Antonito, but I heard something a while back about the perlite mine in Antonito either shutting down or partially shutting down. I don't know if it came to pass, but if it did, the only source of traffic left is the volcanic scoria loaded down there. The west local primarily serves the San Luis Central, which interchanges at Monte Vista, CO. I've seen it once, running on a Friday. It was headed back towards Alamosa around 2pm. When the power isn't in use, it sits around the Alamosa yard downtown. It's right in the middle of town and easy to photograph.
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San Luis & Rio Grande [[SLRGRoster | Locomotive Roster]]\\
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Current roster is a collection of Helm leasers, HLCX 4300-4302, HATX 803-805. At one point, there was a high nose DGNO GP50 in the bunch, but it has since moved on. Of particular interest is HLCX 4300, a GP40X, and HLCX 4301, former DRGW 3065. The train over Veta Pass runs at night last I knew, making interchange at Walsenburg in the early morning hours. I've never the SLRG out on the Alamosa-Walsenburg line in daylight, but now that it's light earlier, you might catch the returning train in the morning.  (This roster will be changing under Permian's new ownership, but I'm not sure of the new units yet.)
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Please see the [[SLRGRoster | roster]] page to see what's running for power these days.  The original Helm lease fleet has been completely replaced.  Two ex-Kennecott GP39-2 units are currently on lease from ILSX, and the SL&RG has acquired four F40M-2F units as well as three hulks to be made into road slugs.  In addition, The D&RGHF's ex-SP GE is also apparently up and running, as it has been seen in Alamosa.
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||!San Luis & Rio Grande Information on the Web ||
Official San Luis & Rio Grande [[http://www.sanluisandriogranderailroad.com/ | Website]]\\
Official SL&RG Passenger Train [[http://www.alamosatrain.com/ | Website]]\\
San Luis & Rio Grande [[SLRGRoster | Locomotive Roster]]\\

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''For those interested in riding, see the [[http://www.alamosatrain.com/|Official Website]] for schedules, fares, and reservation information.''
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'''For those interested in riding, see the [[http://www.alamosatrain.com/|Official Website]] for schedules, fares, and reservation information.'''
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''For those interested in riding, see the [[http://www.alamosatrain.com/|Official Website]] for schedules, fares, and reservation information.''
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For those interested in riding, see the [[http://www.alamosatrain.com/|Official Website]] for schedules, fares, and reservation information.
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||!SL&RG Passenger Trains ||
On 9-Feb-2006, the San Luis & Rio Grande and Denver & Rio Grande Historical Foundation (Don Shank's [[Creede Branch]] group) jointly announced their intention to run two regular passenger trains over the SL&RG lines.  The first, to be called the San Luis Express, will run from Alamosa to La Veta over the [[La Veta Pass]] route.  The other will run south from Alamosa to Antonito to connect with the [[Cumbres & Toltec Scenic]].  Service is supposed to start up on 24-May-2006.  More on this as it develops, but you can see photos of this first promotional/media run [[http://www.drgw.net/trips/index.html?tr=SLE|here]].

For those interested in riding, see the [[http://www.alamosatrain.com/|Official Website]] for schedules, fares, and reservation information.

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* The Walsenburg - Alamosa Line
* The Antonito Branch, from Alamosa to
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* The east end of the Creede Branch, from Alamosa to Derrick, CO (near South Fork)
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* The Walsenburg - Alamosa [[La Veta Pass]] Route
* The [[Antonito Branch]], from Alamosa to
Antonito
* The east end of the [[Creede Branch]], from Alamosa to Derrick, CO (near South Fork)
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The road frequency shouldn't have changed since the UP era - it should still be 160.920 MHz. They still run locals south and west from Alamosa, just as under UP. I would assume the south local is still daily down to Antonito, but I heard something a while back about the perlite mine in Antonito either shutting down or partially shutting down. I don't know if it came to pass, but if it did, the only source of traffic left is the volcanic scoria loaded down there. The west local primarily serves the San Luis Central, which interchanges at Monte Vista, CO. I've seen it once, running on a Friday. It was headed back towards Alamosa around 2pm. When the power isn't in use, it sits around the Alamosa yard downtown. It's right in the middle of town and easy to photograph.
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The road frequency has changed since the D&RGW/SP/UP days - it's now 160.785 MHz. They still run locals south and west from Alamosa, just as under UP. I would assume the south local is still daily down to Antonito, but I heard something a while back about the perlite mine in Antonito either shutting down or partially shutting down. I don't know if it came to pass, but if it did, the only source of traffic left is the volcanic scoria loaded down there. The west local primarily serves the San Luis Central, which interchanges at Monte Vista, CO. I've seen it once, running on a Friday. It was headed back towards Alamosa around 2pm. When the power isn't in use, it sits around the Alamosa yard downtown. It's right in the middle of town and easy to photograph.
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The San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad is a subsidiary of RailAmerica created 29-Jun-2003 to operate three lines in the San Luis Valley of Colorado:
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The San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad is a subsidiary of Permian Basin Railways, which in turn is owned by Iowa Pacific Holdings.  The SLRG was originally created on 29-Jun-2003 with the sale of the San Luis Valley lines from Union Pacific to RailAmerica.  In late December 2005, the entire SLRG was sold by RailAmerica to Permian.  The SLRG includes the following routes:
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Current roster is a collection of Helm leasers, HLCX 4300-4302, HATX 803-805. At one point, there was a high nose DGNO GP50 in the bunch, but it has since moved on. Of particular interest is HLCX 4300, a GP40X, and HLCX 4301, former DRGW 3065. The train over Veta Pass runs at night last I knew, making interchange at Walsenburg in the early morning hours. I've never the SLRG out on the Alamosa-Walsenburg line in daylight, but now that it's light earlier, you might catch the returning train in the morning.
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Current roster is a collection of Helm leasers, HLCX 4300-4302, HATX 803-805. At one point, there was a high nose DGNO GP50 in the bunch, but it has since moved on. Of particular interest is HLCX 4300, a GP40X, and HLCX 4301, former DRGW 3065. The train over Veta Pass runs at night last I knew, making interchange at Walsenburg in the early morning hours. I've never the SLRG out on the Alamosa-Walsenburg line in daylight, but now that it's light earlier, you might catch the returning train in the morning.  (This roster will be changing under Permian's new ownership, but I'm not sure of the new units yet.)
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||!San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad Background ||
The San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad is a subsidiary of RailAmerica created 29-Jun-2003 to operate three lines in the San Luis Valley of Colorado:
* The Walsenburg - Alamosa Line
* The Antonito Branch, from Alamosa to Antonito
* The east end of the Creede Branch, from Alamosa to Derrick, CO (near South Fork)

The railroad connects with [[Union Pacific]] at Walsenburg, CO, providing its access to the national rail network.  It also connects to the [[San Luis Central]], a shortline, at Sugar Junction, just east of Monte Vista, CO.

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||!SL&RG Railfanning Tips ||
Current roster is a collection of Helm leasers, HLCX 4300-4302, HATX 803-805. At one point, there was a high nose DGNO GP50 in the bunch, but it has since moved on. Of particular interest is HLCX 4300, a GP40X, and HLCX 4301, former DRGW 3065. The train over Veta Pass runs at night last I knew, making interchange at Walsenburg in the early morning hours. I've never the SLRG out on the Alamosa-Walsenburg line in daylight, but now that it's light earlier, you might catch the returning train in the morning.

The road frequency shouldn't have changed since the UP era - it should still be 160.920 MHz. They still run locals south and west from Alamosa, just as under UP. I would assume the south local is still daily down to Antonito, but I heard something a while back about the perlite mine in Antonito either shutting down or partially shutting down. I don't know if it came to pass, but if it did, the only source of traffic left is the volcanic scoria loaded down there. The west local primarily serves the San Luis Central, which interchanges at Monte Vista, CO. I've seen it once, running on a Friday. It was headed back towards Alamosa around 2pm. When the power isn't in use, it sits around the Alamosa yard downtown. It's right in the middle of town and easy to photograph.

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