Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad

Jointly owned by the states of Colorado and New Mexico, the Cumbres & Toltec RR preserves 64 miles of the Denver & Rio Grande route across north central New Mexico and south central Colorado.  It is the highest and longest narrow gauge train in the US.  We love this train!

Fathers Day 2017 the C&T offered a free ride for Dads.  After 39 years as a dad we decided to take them up on the offer.  We had a glorious ride on the full 64 miles from Chama NM to Antonito CO.  The trip stops for an included lunch at Osier and provides a bus ride back to Chama.

Our train pulled by a K-36 Mikado #484

Breaktime for the shop crew

Crossing Lobato Trestle

Steaming up to Cumbres Pass

Elk fleeing as our train approaches

Crossing Cascade Creek

Another train heads to Chama

Posing while at Osier for lunch

Geology stop along the route

The “Mud Tunnel”

Happy to be at Sublette, an old section house

Historic watering stop

 

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