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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad At Chama, New Mexico

 
C&TSRR Fall Colors At Turkey Creek
Morning Light At Cascade Trestle
Westbound At Dalton New, Mexico
Chama River Bridge
Coal Tipple Night Shot In Chama, New Mexico
Eastbound At The Chama Water Tank
Wildflowers At The 1st Crossing East Of Chama
Water Tank At Cresco
Live Music At The Chama, New Mexico Depot
Parlor Car At The Chama, New Mexico Depot
Getting Close To Windy Point
Eastbound Leaving The Narrows
 
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The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a treasure. It attracts us in so many ways and has something to offer almost anyone. Set in the southern San Juan Mountains of Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico, the historic railroad traverses an amazing variety of terrain from high plains desert, through transition zones and canyons, to sub-alpine meadows. The train ride is a delight for anyone who enjoys the high country with up-close looks at the striking geology, colorful wildflowers, and occasional glimpses of wildlife. The historian will gain insight into the development of the Southwest and for the railfan, it is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience railroading in the early decades of the twentieth century. The centerpiece of a visit is a ride on the historic train. The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad offers a number of trip options that give the visitor many different ways to take in the area. This is the ultimate way to experience the C&TS. It is also a great way to plan your photography of this railroad from trackside. Dramatic photos of the train have appeared in many publications, and with a little planning first time visitors can recreate them themselves.

Hours Open: Daily

Time Period Represented: The railroad facility is essentially as it was when operating up to the 1960s, with renovations as essential for modern visitor requirements.

Seasons Open: May 28, 2011 thru October 16, 2011

Visitor Fees: There is a fee to ride the train and no fee to tour the historic yard.

Price Style for this Establishment: Check web site for train ride prices

 ADA Accessibility Notes

We have wheelchair lifts available on select coaches, parlor cars and motorcoaches. Please make your reservation 7 days in advance. Call (1-888-286-2737) at least 3 days in advance of departure to notify us that you use a wheelchair and/or require assistance.

 Pet Friendly Notes

No pets allowed on the train

For More Information, Contact:

Roger Hogan

Wanda Crain wrote on December 26, 2010: Have rode this train at least once for the last 10 years , each rides gets better. Words or pictures do not do the area justice.

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Latitude: 36.902724100
Longitude: -106.578159900
Elevation: 7865 FT (2397 M)
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