- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Officials say riders on a scenic railroad in southern Colorado had their Fourth of July trips cut short after boulders tumbled down across the tracks.

No one was injured by the Monday morning rock slide, which occurred on the west of side of Rock Tunnel, about 35 miles southwest of Antonito. Officials with the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad had ordered trains to head back to their starting points in Antonito and Chama, New Mexico after the incident.

Crews had worked to remove the boulders from the tracks, and railroad officials say all trains and routes were in full operation Tuesday morning.

The 64-mile Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, which was built in 1880, was once used to haul ore from the silver mines in the San Juan Mountains.

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