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This short, scenic Mojave train tour was a long time coming

Oct 17, 2010 9:37:00 PM - latimes.com
It took five years and $50,000 to get a single L.A.-Barstow-Kelso Depot tour rolling. Organizers hope it inspired someone to bankroll a regular tourist service to rival the Grand Canyon.

With a horn blast and a whoosh of air brakes, a special train carrying 254 rail fans, civic leaders and adventure seekers rolled out of Barstow on Sunday morning with a goal of reviving interest in passenger rail service across the Mojave Desert.

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