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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic RR, Wolf Creek Lobato Trestle

Cumbres & Toltec RR Ride

(Chama NM to Antonito CO) Right on schedule, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic train pulled out of Chama heading up into the mountains. It wasn’t long before we crossed over Wolf Creek on the Lobato Trestle; the first of four along the route. Tall pines and aspen trees soon crowded the tracks. The first stop […]

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Mexican Canyon Trestle, Cloudcroft NM

Mexican Canyon Trestle

(Cloudcroft NM) Just before town, going up the canyon, there was a pullout to view the Mexican Canyon Trestle. It has been restored, and now functions as part of a hiking trail that was accessible further up on a side road. Originally, the trestle was used by trains that hauled timber out of the mountains […]

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Cripple Creek RR

Cripple Creek RR

(Cripple Creek CO) Cripple Creek & Victor Railroad was a narrow gauge train that took me into the hills that surround the gold mining town of Cripple Creek. It passed by several ‘glory’ holes of prospectors, defunct mines, and near the bases of tailings mounds. Now, the train carries tourists; but, originally it served the […]

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