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FOR DIEHARDS ESPECIALLY Excursions Offered To Railroad Buffs J!.v Kent Kutli Does Mac-y's tell Gim-bet'a? It could hupien any day now, what with Frontier A i r 1 i n e s" current C&mpaigit to boost train travel. SKKIOUSI.V, Frontier's h a n d s o m c "AH Aboard! " brochure extolling the fun to be had riding she rails isn't likely to throw the carrier into bankruptcy. It's designed rather to make money by calling its to-and-from jot service to the attention of atieed-minded travelers who still hanker nostalgically for huffing, smoke-belching locomotives, for clanging bells and shrill steam whistles, for plush parlor cars and other oddments of period railroadi-ana. Their number is legion. And growing daily, to judge from the expanding roster of steam excursion runs and railroad mu seums across the country. KIJONTlliK has simply pal together pertinent information on those in its territory. That means those mosl convenient to most Oklahomans. And because most of them are available well into the fall (if not all i i ! .( TEveL year), let's take a quick look at the list. The Reader Railroad in southwestern Arkansas is the closest to us. And one of the most picturesque. Steam powered exclusively, the "Possum Trot Line" provides the tuition's last regularly scheduled mixed train service, Saturday year-round. The famed Silverlon Train out of Durango, in southwestern Colorado, runs until Oct. 15, through the finest autumn color season. The Cumbrcs and Toltec Scenic Railroad between Colorado and New .Mexico offers the same fare through September. Other excursions feature A r i . o n a 's White Mountains (more on this one another time), the Black Hills (though the Keystone end of this route was badly damaged in last June's floods), and the old mining districts of Central CityBlaekhawk and Cripple Creek-Victor. Frontier's folder also contains information on three fine regional museums: The National Museum of Transport in St. Louis. Dallas' Age of Steam Museum, and the Colorado Railroad Museum at Golden. KAIL I5UFI-S possibly excepted (they're a breed unto themselves), most travelers these davs want

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  1. The Daily Oklahoman,
  2. 20 Aug 1972, Sun,
  3. Page 140

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