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Looking beyond the pandemic: Mark Twain Zephyr, events in Colorado among notable features of 2020
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The Wisconsin Great Northern will restore the Mark Twain Zephyr.
Steve Smedley
News in the preservation world wasn't entirely about COVID-19. There were other significant stories:

— Wisconsin Great Northern purchases and begins the restoration of the Mark Twain Zephyr trainset. The long-neglected train will have a new life in northern Wisconsin.

— Kentucky Steam expands: The home of leased Chesapeake & Ohio 2-8-4 No. 2716 announces plans for a 40-acre arts and entertainment venue, an important move to the sustainability of the railway preservation effort and a stroke of genius to broaden its reach.

— Colorado doings: Durango & Silverton acquired diesels, debuted its first oil burner, tangled with the U.S. Forest Service over fire mitigation efforts, and suffered a bridge washout. Cumbres & Toltec announced its first oil firing conversion and saw General Manager John Bush retire

— Steam doings: Colorado Railroad Museum’s Rio Grande Southern 4-6-0 No. 20 debuted after a long, multi-million-dollar restoration; U.S. Sugar brought back 4-6-2 No. 148.

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