Cumbres and Toltec Railroad, 2015

Cumbres and Toltec Steam Locomotive

We were able to enjoy a ride on the scenic and historic Cumbres and Toltec Railroad in 2015. The rail line runs between Antonito, Colorado and Chama, New Mexico. The train runs over a 10,000 foot pass, and the scenery is remarkable.

The steam locomotives are original, and run on coal.

The day after our wonderful ride, we drove to the crossings and other track areas, and joined a large group of photographers taking pictures as the train passed. Our previous ride used only one steam locomotive, but the next day was a much larger excursion train, so it was a true "double-header" run.

NOTE that these photographs are Copyright©2015-20 Robert and Sandra Swanson. I greatly appreciate people viewing the photos, but not stealing them. If someone is interested from a commercial point of view, please contact me.

Photo Albums

Views of Both Our Excursion on the Cumbres and Toltec, and Trackside Photos Taken the Next Day

Steam Whistle

Cumbres and Toltec Steam Locomotive Whistle [mp3]


Cumbres and Toltec Double-Header Pass-By with Fall Foliage [Brighteon]

Cumbres and Toltec Double-Header Leaving Chama [Brighteon]

Entering Rock Tunnel, Cumbres and Toltec Railroad [Brighteon]

Fall Color Along High Pass, Cumbres and Toltec Railroad [Brighteon]

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