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Over the years there have been stories of races between trains on railroads that ran on parallel tracks. My favorite is the Colorado Midland and the Rio Grande along the Arkansas north of Buena Vista. This tale however is more local. The Denver and Rio Grande and the Santa Fe ran close to each other from Pueblo to Denver.

Before 1917 they ran on their own tracks. The Santa Fe, built 15 years after the Rio Grande had to cross over the Rio Grande three times during the trip. One of those places was just north of Fountain. Over the years I have watched for a story like this.

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