The Ski Train

The Rio Grande ran a special train on winter weekends from Denver to Winter Park, Colorado. The train stopped in Winter Park just 100 feet away from a ski lift. At one time, the train used former Northern Pacific heavyweight coaches, but by the time this brochure came out, the railroad had purchased former Canadian National cars for the train. Sadly, the train stopped running in 2009.

Click image to download a 2.4-MB PDF of this brochure.

There’s no date on the brochure, but it says “50 years of tradition.” Since the train began service in 1940, the brochure must be from 1990. Strangely, all of the women in the interior photos have nearly identical frizzy hair styles more appropriate to the 1960s and 1970s than to 1990, but there’s no accounting for taste.


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