The Salida Citizen has a detailed and entertaining article about trains and railroading in Salida and the Arkansas River Valley. As always when rail is discussed, the conclusion is the valley needs an excursion or passenger rail system. Lots of new jobs, new recreation opportunities and the added romance of the train whistle in the valley, make this a great idea.
The story has several neat photos of historic Salida as well as some interesting info about the design and construction of the various rail lines in the Arkansas River valley. Best is a photo of the round house in Salida.
Read the article on the Rail History of Salida.