Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, Colorado, U.S.A.

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (C&TS) is a narrow gauge heritage railroad running between Chama in New Mexico and Antonito in Colorado. It runs over the 10,015 ft (3,053 m) Cumbres Pass. The track was originally laid in 1880 by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. In 1970 the C&TS began to take tourists on six-hour trips between the two towns, using steam locomotives. The excursion trips stop at the Osier station for lunch. The train from Chama meets the train from Antonito here. The Osier station dates back to 1878 when it served as a wagon toll road gate.
The railway was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

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