-Update Jan 2008, the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad has acquired two more steam locomotives. One is planned to be in operation in 2008 on the line, the other is scheduled for 2009. They have also acquired five scenic Dome Cars. Check their site for more information. The 2008 Season begins May 24 and continues through Oct 19th. Steam Engines leave Alamosa daily for the picturesque town of La Veta and cross the 9,242 foot La Veta Pass. For easier access from Interstate 25 weekends trains depart from La Veta and have an optional stop at the Great Sand Dunes National Park or continue roundtrip to Alamosa. For a shorter ride select a roundtrip ride to the mountain top destination of Fir. Daily excursions also available to Monte Vista or to Antonito to connect with the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad. A beautiful ride any time of the year and especially in the fall colors. Check out the webcam showing trains and weather in Alamosa.