Friday, 18 November 2011
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad , New Mexico, U.S.A
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is hidden away in a little-known corner of the southern Rocky Mountains, and is a precious historic artifact of the American West. Built in 1880 and essentially unchanged since, the C&TSRR is the most outstanding and best known example of steam-era mountain railroading in North America. The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is known around the world for its spectacular scenery, unique machinery, and historic structures. It is America’s highest & longest coal fired, steam operated, narrow gauge railroad. It’s total distance is 64miles. The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad has four operating coal fired, steam operated, narrow gauge locomotives - #484, 487, 488, and 489 which travels between Chama, NM and Antonito,CO. Passengers traveling on the train will witness magnificent mountain peaks, historical buildings and sweeping pastures with bright colourful wild flowers.