Rail Transportation

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Photos: Hyperloop high-speed tube transport system's Colorado roots

    The tech world is abuzz in regard to a just-introduced and mighty bold transportation concept: Hyperloop, a large-scale variation on pneumatic tubes used at banks said to hold the potential of transporting people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in thirty minutes. The notion's booster is Elon Musk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Journalist Sonia Nazario and Su Teatro shed light on the horrors and the uplifting moments of migrant life

    James Denton​ The play Enrique's Journey, adapted by Su Teatro artistic director Anthony Garcia from the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nazario, debuted last weekend in Denver, bringing to light the harrowing story of Central American immigrants who risk life and limb riding the top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    James Salazar takes the train to Shmuckville​There is a long and storied tradition in this country of hobos jumping freight trains and riding across the country, looking for work. It's a tradition that began during the Civil War and gained prominence during the Great Depression. Hobos have to be brave and a little (or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Denver International Airport trains take an early morning detour (& that's no Mountain Mirage)

    ​Denver International Airport rolls up the moving sidewalks early. As anyone regularly taking red-eye flights knows, most shops and bars on the concourse close before 10 p.m., and in the terminal, one fast-foot outlet and one sundries store stay open all night.

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Wikileaks freedom train pulls into Osage Street Station: Kenny Be's Sign Language

    Wikitag wikimarks a wikiengine in west WikiDenver.​ The graffiti painted on the train engine in the photograph above is not remarkable for its quality, but for its incredible timeliness. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is Google trending across the world as this is being written, and yet some ... More >>

  • News

    February 18, 2010
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    February 15, 2010

    Union Station: What comes next in Denver's ambitious rail plans, part 2

    ​Friday, February 6, was a very big day in Denver transit. The feds announced $304 million in loans for Union Station, completing the funding necessary for the new transit hub, as well as essentially committing to a $1 billion injection over several years for several future FasTracks rail lin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: End of the line for the Ski Train

    ​My first view of Denver was from a train -- the Denver Zephyr, which a group of families had boarded in Chicago one afternoon in the mid-'60s. The kids had commandeered the dome car, where we slept on the floor under the seats, and as the sun rose, we got our first sight of the Rockies. My ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Denver Blogs: On that midnight train to bankruptcy

    Colorado's high-speed rail will be just like this, only way whiter and way more expensive.​Our daily mug of local bloggage. Chug! Chug! Chug! The state's budget crisis sucks ... unless you're a prisoner! (5280) Does this high-speed rail system have a message car? Why is it so expensive? (Col ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Umm, this can't be good

    Our daily stroll through the local blogosphere. Brandon Marshall's ex-girlfriend will be interviewed on ESPN this weekend. Why do we suspect she's not bragging about his gift-giving prowess? (Complete Colorado) The case against high-speed rail in Colorado. (Face the State) You know you're bad wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008
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    August 12, 2008

    Passenger rail study for I-70 and I-25 corridors kicks off

    Rocky Mountain Rail Authority chairman Harry Dale. On August 12, the Rocky Mountain Rail Authority announced the start of a feasibility study that could bring the state one step closer to a passenger rail system that goes from Wyoming to New Mexico along the I-25 corridor, and from Denver Internat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2007

    Things to Do in Denver When You're Not Dead

    Now it looks like Colorado's latest celebrity arrived in this state by accident. . According to his attorney, fugitive financier Norman Hsu was "sick and confused" and may have mistakenly gotten out of an Amtrak train heading to Denver rather than the Bay Area Rapid Transit train that would have t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2007

    Bob Briggs Is Off the Train

    Mark Manger Bob Briggs wants rail through the mountains. Bob Briggs (above), the man whose spent the past few years raising support and money for a statewide, high-speed, passenger rail system along the I-25 and I-70 corridors, was fired earlier this month from the group he started. In 2005, the ... More >>

  • News

    March 15, 2007

    Making Tracks

    Getting trains up I-70 was once just a pipe dream. Today there are three technologies to choose from.

  • News

    March 15, 2007

    Rail Roaded

    Finding a solution to I-70 traffic has been one long, strange trip. But the end could be in sight.

  • Calendar

    April 7, 2005


    The highest train in America opens for the season.

  • People & Places

    March 24, 2005

    Best View of Downtown

    Speer Blvd. at I-25

  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    The Libertines

    The Libertines (Rough Trade)

  • Calendar

    August 21, 2003

    All Aboard!

    Old pufferbellies stay on track at the Narrow Gauge Railfest.

  • News

    July 5, 2001

    Information Super-Railway

    Not everyone is aboard Colorado's high-tech locomotive.

  • News

    April 5, 2001

    Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind

    Union Station's past will have a major impact on its future.

  • News

    December 14, 2000

    The Whistle Stops Here

    Creede will do anything to keep Don Shank's railroad from chugging to town.

  • Calendar

    December 2, 1999

    Tunnel of Love

    Lower Downtown Holiday Experience

  • News

    October 7, 1999

    Digging In

    Gravel mining wasn't allowed near their homes in the 1980s. These Jeffco homeowners want to know what's different now.

  • News

    April 15, 1999

    Wrong Side of the Tracks

    So far this year, two people have been killed on Colorado railways. But there are six victims.

  • News

    November 5, 1998
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    March 19, 1998

    Plans, Trains and Automobiles

    Squeezed by big-bucks developments, the eccentric Forney Museum is ready to hit the highway.

  • News

    August 22, 1996
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    June 20, 1996

    Whistle Stopped

    A proposed railroad merger threatens jobs throughout Colorado -- and, up in Minturn, a way of life.

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    October 25, 1995



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    January 11, 1995
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    October 5, 1994
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    March 23, 1994



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    February 23, 1994