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Thursday, May 29
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Narrow Gauge Coal-fired Steam Train
We walked over to the railway from our campground in the morning. We picked up out tickets and wandered around the train yard for a while. The people involved with the railway were very friendly and welcoming. They seemed genuinely happy that we were there.
The train travels from Chama, NM to Antonito, CO with a stop in Osier, CO for lunch. We had tickets for the Deluxe Tourist train car which provided us with a reserved table & chairs, snacks and a hostess.
Our train car was directly behind the open-topped observation car. We are standing in the Observation car in the photo below.
We were welcome to walk around the train in all of the cars except for the Parlor car at the back. In the Observation car, a docent provided warnings of upcoming features, explanations of how things work, and generally someone to answer questions.
We spent most of our time here. I imagine that it gets pretty crowded in the summer, but it was fine during our trip.
It was great meeting up with Jim Todd and Carole Guilfoyle in the Observation car.