There is a Durango train ride in Colorado, not far from where I am. I have been interested in going on that, but it scares the hell out of me (not too fond of heights).
Some of those straight-down drop-offs petrify me; I know that all those rocks down there used to be up where the train is… gulp :Z
I guess where I am (Cheyenne), you sort of have to like steam trains. They just took an old “Big Boy” from one of our local parks and put it in the train shop and are restoring it to operating condition. That’ll take a couple of years but will be interesting when it’s done.
Although I (now) like steam, nothing can beat the sound of EMD:
My favorite part is at 10:06. I love that sound. It’s almost “sexy” (must be a guy thing). BTW, that’s an RC engine; there’s no one in it.