Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Chama

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The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, often abbreviated as the C&TSRR, is a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow-gauge heritage railroad that operates on 64 miles (103 km) of track between Antonito, Colorado, and Chama, New Mexico, in the United States. The railroad is named for two geographical features along the route, the 10,015-foot (3,053 m)-high Cumbres Pass and the Toltec Gorge. Originally part of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad's narrow-gauge network, the line has been jointly owned by the states of Colorado and New Mexico since 1970. Today, the C&TSRR is one of only two remaining parts of the former D&RGW narrow-gauge network, the other being the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG), which runs between the communities of Durango and Silverton, Colorado. The railroad has a total of ten narrow-gauge steam locomotives (six of which are operational) and two narrow-gauge diesel locomotives in their current roster. The railroad also operates two smaller former D&RGW steam locomotives, Nos. 315 and 168, for special events.

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  • We took the full ride from Colorado to New Mexico on the train. Be prepared for visual overload of all the beautiful scenery. Spent most of the time in the open Gondola car which gives you the best...  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Osier CO, the lunch with other train enthusiasts and the return trip to Antonito CO. We highly recommend the beautifully restored parlor car. The attendant in the...  more »

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