Rio Grand Scenic Railroad Launches Writing Competition
The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad will run a 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 Aug. 27, 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.
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 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.