Bluegrass and Scenic Railway Getaway Contest Announced


Special Consensus to play at Rio Grande Scenic Railroad’s Summer Concert Series this weekend.

ALAMOSA, Colo., June 27, 2012  The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad today announced its summer San Francisco/Napa Valley Getaway Contest, a competition for the best train travel story or memory this season. 

Eligible winners include those who have purchased any ticket to a concert in the 2012 Mountain Rails Live Summer Concert Series, including tickets to see this weekend's special guest Special Consensus.

Rio Grande Scenic Railroad's Getaway Contest will take place on August 27(th), marking the close of the summer concert seasons. Grand prize, as well as second and third place winners, are eligible to win prize packages that include transportation, hotel and food costs. To sign up, participants can submit their information and train story or memory on Rio Grande Scenic Railroad's Getaway Contest page.

"This weekend's Special Consensus concert will be Rio Grande Scenic Railroad's first-ever bluegrass concert, and anyone who purchases a ticket is eligible to enter our Getaway contest for the best train story or memory," said Fred Hargrove of Rio Grande Scenic Railroad. "Join us this weekend and take a ride on the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad!" The contest's Grand Prize Package includes a five-day trip to San Francisco and Napa Valley wine country, as well as airfare from Denver to San Francisco and a four-night hotel stay split between the San Francisco Hilton Hotel and the Napa River Inn. The Grand Prize winner also receives lunch on the famous Napa Valley Wine Train and numerous MasterCard gift cards to dine at the restaurants of his or her choice.

The second place prize package includes a three-day, two-night stay at a Sedona spa resort, including spa services, meals and various activities. The third place winner will receive a $500.00 MasterCard gift card. The Special Consensus bluegrass concert is part of Rio Grande Scenic Railroad's 2012 Mountain Rails Live Summer Concert Series lineup, hosted at an eco-conscious concert site only accessible by train.

Summer Concert Series tickets range from $19 to $149 depending on the class of service and departure location. Trains depart from Alamosa or La Veta and take passengers directly to the concert site at Fir - an amphitheater powered solely by wind and solar energy. For complete information on Mountain Rails Live, visit us online at www.mountainrailslive.com The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad depot is located at 610 State Ave., Alamosa, Colo., and the La Veta Depot is located at 111 Westmoor Street, La Veta, Colo.

To purchase tickets for opening weekend or for an upcoming excursion, or for more information call 877.726.RAIL or visit www.riograndescenicrailroad.com or on Facebook and Twitter. About the Rio Grande Scenic RailroadThe Rio Grande Scenic Railroad conducts fun, nostalgic and entertainment-filled train excursions through one of the most beautiful and historic areas of the Rocky Mountain region. Founded in 1878 as the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, it played a critical role in the region's development for decades and today provides memorable trips from Alamosa to the Spanish Peaks and the San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado.

The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad will host numerous special events during 2012, including a summer concert series onboard the trains, the Rails & Ales Brewfest, special steam trains to Antonito and Monte Vista, Saturday evening dinner trains, a Photo Spectacular excursion, and much more. The Rio Grande's sister railways include the Mount Hood Railroad in the Columbia River Gorge, the Copper Spike Train in Arizona, the Saratoga and North Creek Railroad in New York State and the West Texas Polar Express(TM) and charter excursions with High Iron Travel.

For more information, visit www.riograndescenicrailroad.com.

SOURCE  Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

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