Western US 2010 travel blog

Cumbres & Toltec

Flower Garden


Parlor Car

Trestle Shot

Railroad China

Mountain Scene

Elev 10015

Crossing The Canyon

Lunch Break

High Desert

Boiler Blow

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Boiler Blow

Chama, NM

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

All Aboard! C& T railroad is longest and highest narrow-gauge steam railroad in America. Narrow-gauge is 3' between the rails as opposed to 4'8" for the standard gauge. This allowed for tighter turns in the mountains. It operates on 64 miles of track between Chama, NM and Antonito, CO. The trip crosses the New Mexico - Colorado border 11 times. We took the full train trip to Antonito and the bus back to Chama. This is one of the most beautiful and dramatic scenery trips we have ever taken. This six hour trip chugs along climbing up to 10,015 ft, viewing vast meadows, steep gorges, and negotiating hairpin turns. Half way to Antonito, the train stops at Osier for a delicious lunch. The return trip, via bus, takes only about an hour. The scenery is just as spectacular. This is a Must Do.

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