How the West Was Won - Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad - Chama, New Mexico - Visit New Mexico - Sept 2014
This was a dream come true to experience such a piece of history still at work. If you look you will see the smoke churning out of the smoke stack as it rumbled down the track. I spent several hours here enjoying all of the engines as they pulled into station for the evening. If you are ever through here stop and ride the train.
America’s most authentic steam-operated railroad, the Cumbres & Toltec, is a proud remnant of the spirit that won the West. In recognition for its place in our national history it was awarded National Historic Landmark Designation in 2013.
The Denver & Rio Grande Railroad filed for abandoment in 1969, but the most scenic part of its route, its equipment, and its buildings were saved by the states of Colorado and New Mexico.