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As part of the inaugural tour of the state by new Colorado Governor Bill Ritter and Lt. Gov. Barbara O'Brien, Union Pacific ran a passenger special with the two on board between Greeley and Pueblo. Along the route, the train wold be making stops for meet-and-greet events with the newly-elected politicians. Also, seats were open to the public, at a low $300 each. (Honestly, for some seriously rare mileage, that's probably a bargain.) Feeling a little broke, I figured I'd just photograph it instead, but even that came into doubt when the weather forecast was for snow and overcast skies.

The schedule for the train was published on the Governor's website as follows:

  • 7:30 a.m.: Passengers arrive at Invesco Field in Denver for bus check-in.
  • 8:15 a.m.: Buses depart Invesco Field for Greeley.
  • 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.: Pancake breakfast at the Greeley Chamber of Commerce/Train Depot, 902 7th Ave.
  • 10 a.m.: Train departs Greeley.
  • 10:45 a.m.: Train arrives in Brighton. Rally at Brighton Depot, 269 E. Bridge St. Event takes place in a tent in the parking lot with outside space heaters to keep participants warm.
  • 11:15 a.m.: Train departs Brighton.
  • 11:30 a.m.: Train arrives in Denver. Visit with Gov. Ritter in the mezzanine level of Union Station and enjoy hot chocolate, coffee and cookies. The 17th Avenue All-Stars acapella group will perform.
  • 12:30 p.m.: Train departs Denver.
  • 2:30 p.m.... (Continued)
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