The Georgetown Loop train saw an increase in ridership in 2012, but work on the Idaho Springs Twin Tunnels on Interstate 70 has train officials cautious going into 2013.
Mark Graybill, president of Historic Rail Adventures, operator of the Georgetown Loop, and a member of the county tourism board, said train ridership was up about 8 percent in 2012.
“That’s very strong, so we had a good year. We ended up at 107,300 riders,” Graybill said. When Graybill took over the operation in 2009, ridership was 73,000.