Vintage Colorado postcard showing the Royal Gorge Train

Royal Gorge Train Vintage Postcard

This vintage Colorado postcard shows passengers looking out the back of the a passenger car of the Royal Gorge Train as it carreens through the exciting route of the Royal Gorge Canyon, wedged between the sheer granite cliffs on one side and the racing waters of the Arkansas River on the other.

The Royal Gorge Train which is one of many narrow gauge lines in Colorado, was originally built to carry ore out from the mines. In 1882 the Royal Gorge route became a transcontinental rail link between Denver and Salt Lake City, Utah.

This vintage postcard captures the the thrill of riding the Royal Gorge train through the canyon. Today, visitors can still ride through the Royal Gorge Route on a vintage train very much like the one shown in this postcard.