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All Aboard for Opening Day Celebrations - Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

Posted May 8, 2017

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad begins its 2017 Season on May 27th with Double Headers leaving both depots - Chama, New Mexico and Antonito, Colorado - for Opening Day Festivities.

Opening Day begins with coffee and donuts served at 8:00 a.m. Ceremonies start at 9:00 a.m. in Antonito and Chama with special blessings by religious leaders and a local medicine man in Antonito. The United States flag will be raised by the Veteran Commanders at both depots and in Chama, the local Boy Scouts of America. Mayors from both towns, along with state and local dignitaries, will be in attendance to start the season off right. Special events will happen all day at both depots, including a Sunset Dinner Train with prime rib and a dinner concert by Chris Collins – performing “A Tribute to John Denver.” For more information about Opening Day celebrations, click here.

About Cumbres & Toltec Scenic RR:

America’s most authentic steam-operated railroad, the Cumbres & Toltec, is a proud remnant of the spirit that won the West. Built in 1880, the track between Antonito and Chama was part of the San Juan Extension of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, with tracks running from Denver through the ore-rich Rocky Mountains into Silverton, Colorado. Its path through steep passes and deep gorges is the stuff of adventure novels and was an engineering feat for the time. The decline of silver mining in the 1890s ended the railroad’s vital role. It is now a well-preserved scenic narrow-gauge railroad adventure traversing the border of Colorado and New Mexico. The 2017 season runs May 27 to October 22 with multiple train excursions available daily.

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