My wife and I took a week-long tourist RR trip to CO with a tour group in 2019
(oddly, only myself and one other guy were actual train fans)
and we went up Pikes Peak in a Jeep, as the RR was torn out at that point,
and the locals didn't know if it was ever coming back.
I so wish they could have done this work about 3 years earlier,
but maybe someday I'll be back in that area to ride it...
Commanding Officer, 796th Railway Operating Battalion (in On30 gauge), operating on the Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC RR