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Snow sports

‘Snow trains’ to the slopes may be making a comeback

It’s taken more than half a century, but the notion of traveling to ski country by train is starting to shift from archaic to retro chic.

“Snow trains” were once the backbone of New England skiing, when rail service from metropolitan areas was responsible for the sport’s initial popularity. Then a decades-long shift to vehicle dependence triggered a widespread phaseout.

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