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Old 06-11-2017, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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The thing that has always struck me about the rural Swiss and German homes is how well kept they are compared to ours. It's definitely cultural. Our Libertarian mindset that allows people to have 20 rusted cars sitting out in front of a dilapidated house just aren't understood there.
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Old 06-11-2017, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Agreed. Of course, they also have significant legal and financial motivation to keep their vehicles as late model as possible. My Swiss friends have told me they pay a very high premium in permitting and insurance for owning classic American muscle cars in Switzerland, plus they have very, very stringent modification restrictions.
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:22 PM
 
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The Durango/Silverton train trip gets a lot of mention on the Colorado forum but the one that doesn't is the Cumbres Toltec narrow gauge trip. It goes from Antonito to Chama, New Mexico. It gets its name from the 10,015 ft. Cumbres Pass and the Toltec Gauge with the trip at 63 miles.

IMO it is just as impressive as the Durango train, the only drawback being motels aren't in huge supply that Durango is. Antonito does have two hotels though-the Steam Train Hotel and the Narrow Guage railroad Inn. Your alternative is to get a room in Alamosa and while you're there it's just a short trip to the Great Sand Dunes National Park.

I recommend both!
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