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Fountain Train Chase


Last week I talked about a train in Ute Pass, today it is Fountain's turn. No, I am not going to go over the Great Fountain Blast again. This story happened in the mid 1980's. I actually got to see part of this one. I was on my way home from work at Fountain Middle School with three other teachers.

Driving up Santa Fe at about the Comanche Road crossing, here came a lone freight car, which happened to be loaded with sand. With it were several Santa Fe railroad vehicles on the highway trying to keep up with it. As we got up to Widefield here came another one, just like it! This one had a big...

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