Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Grande Men

Those who received the July 2008 issue of Trains magazine were treated to a profile of short line Wheeling & Lake Erie. Today, Salida's Mountain Mail published a follow up on the article, talking about the former Salida area residents, long time railroad men of the Rio Grande who have now found themselves in Ohio working on W&LE's CEO Larry Parsons the "Rio Grande Eastern." Indeed, looking at the cover of the issue, it was hard not to think that the Grande had returned to its place in the railroading constellation. The mere continuance of these men so far east of home just might prove that the Rio Grande was something special in the railroading world.