Every day, during its summer season, number 18 hauls passenger cars-- filled with tourists-- up and over La Veta pass, from Alamosa to La Veta, then back again. The locomotive is turns 100 years old this year. Steve Butler is the mechanic in charge of keeping her in tip top shape. He speaks with Ryan Warner.
Alamosa Steam Locomotive Turns 100
By Sarah Hughes Jun 28, 2010
Colorado MattersAlamosaSteve Butler and Rio Grande Scenic Railroad and steam and locomotiveSteamColorado Matters
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