Monday, 21 October 2013

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Rail Road, U. S. A.

Experience the excitement of rugged, narrow gauge, coal-fired, steam powered mountain railroading on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, the highest Narrow Gauge Rail Road in U.S.A. The journey  traverse 64 miles of unparalleled scenery through the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. It travels  through  tunnels, above deep gorges and over Cumbres Pass. This unique section of mountain railroad is owned by the states of New Mexico and Colorado and was designated a National Historic Landmark in October of 2012..

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is known for its extensive collection of rolling stock which can be viewed at Chama, New Mexico and Antonito, Colorado rail yards. The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad has four operating coal fired, steam operated, narrow gauge locomotives - #484, 487, 488, and 489. Here locomotive no 484 takes water at Cumbres Pass, Colorado at a elevation of 10,015 feet.

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