4th of July train above tunnel - Taken July 4, 1962. At this time the railroad operated a special train on the 4th of July every year to Seward and return. This was frequently the longest train operated by the ARR during the year. This year, there were three of the 1800's used for power on the train. Note that they all still have their original switch engine trucks and that only two have had the big ARR winterization hatches installed. Back in those days I used to be able to get quite a few cab rides and I always remember the 1800's (before they received trucks from the Alco RF-1's) as extremely rough riders once they got above about 30mph.