Royal Gorge Railroad Kicks Off 2014 Season

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

While the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park rebuilds after last year's devastating wildfire, one classic Royal Gorge attraction is still up and running.

The Royal Gorge Route Railroad kicked off its the 2014 season Saturday, with more than 120 people there for the first ride of the year.

The train goes through the 1,000-foot-deep canyon, close to where the Royal Gorge Fire burned last year. The railroad says the area the train visits was untouched by the fire.

Visitors came far and wide to be a part of the year's first trek.

"It's amazing that it's kept the way it is; it looks beautiful to us, especially being from Fort Worth," Preston Juckem said. "It's amazing to be able to come back out here and still see it and still be a part of it."

For one family, Saturday's trip was more than just a train ride.

"We figured we'd have one last family trip before I deploy next week," Seth Jones said, holding his young daughter.

The route will run on a limited daily departure schedule for the rest of March, before running Fridays through Sundays in April.


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