With its antique steam engines stoked, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad kicks off a season-long celebration of train rides and special events on May 22, 2010, with Opening Day ceremonies at both the Chama, New Mexico and Antonito, Colorado depots.
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is co-owned by the people of Colorado and New Mexico. Its locomotives, cars, buildings, and even its 64-mile narrow-gauge route were all part of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway, making it the most authentic train in all of North America.
A ride on the train is an adventure in time. It chugs up the 10,015-foot-high Cumbres Pass, winds through tunnels and over trestles, and snakes along the 800-foot-deep Toltec Gorge, past waterfalls, mountain forests, and alpine meadows. This popular historic narrow-gauge train engages passengers, photographers, historians, and train aficionados on one of the most scenic and historic rail experiences anywhere.
The trains will run daily through October 17, 2010. Highlighting the year will be a number of planned special train rides, including Sunday themed trains and a host of special themed trains. For more information call 888-CUMBRES (888-286-2737).