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THE C&TSRR is New Mexico True!
The Cumbres & Toltect Railraod was featured in a New Mexico True Episode!
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Journey back in time to the early days of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad... long before it welcomed guests.
Discover the scenic beauty you’ll experience when you ride the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.
HISTORICAL PHOTO COLLECTIONS
Our historical photos are comprised of eight (8) separate collections featuring the narrow-gauge railroads of New Mexico and Colorado, with over 30,000 photos. The original photos are in permanent, archival storage, but the digital images are available for viewing and purchasing/downloading. Plus, our searchable database allows you to search each collection for specific photos or photo categories thanks to a group of devoted FRIENDS who have organized, catalogued, reviewed and scanned the original images into a searchable database. You may purchase photos from the collections below directly from http://ngtrainpics.photoshelter.com for $4.95 each. If you are a FRIENDS member, you may purchase the photos for $2.50 each plus shipping by sending us an email with a list of the desired photos to DormanCollection@CumbresToltec.org; we will send the photos on a CD-ROM. If you have questions, please contact Wes Pfarner via the preceding email address or by calling the FRIENDS Office at 505-880-1311. If you have a historical (pre 1970) Colorado or New Mexico narrow gauge railroad photo collection that you would be interested in donating to FRIENDS, please contact Wes Pfarner or Tim Tenant at 505-880-1311 or email DormanCollection@CumbresToltec.org.
Our non-circulating library is located at the FRIENDS office in Albuquerque. We have a wealth of information covering the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad and the Denver & Rio Grande Western. To make arrangements to access the library or request documents please email Library@cumbrestoltec.org.
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The late George Berkstresser (1928-2014) was a railfan whose 1,073 photographs, mostly from around Alamosa, were taken between the mid-1950s to the late 1970s.
Richard L. Dorman (1922-2010 ) was a dedicated railroad enthusiast, model railroader and author. His 24,797 photographs are from the 1880's to the present.
Thomas Gildersleeve (b. 1937) is an award- winning California photographer, published in many books. He was notably present for several D&RGW winter freights in the 1960s and has taken many other photographs since then of the C&TS and D&SNG railroads.
Ed Lowrance (d. 2017) took photos on the D&RGW National Park Service Excursion Train at the time there was a movement for NPS to take over the D&RGW narrow gauge for historical reasons.
Andrus (Andy) M. Payne (1925-2012) was a narrow-gauge engineer who worked out of Durango on the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad. His 2,270 photographs were taken from 1954 through 1978.
The late Ernie Robart (1947-2018) was a dedicated railfan and photographer from Albuquerque. We are currently in the process of cataloging the Western US narrow-gauge railroad images that are part of his 50,000+ railroad photo collection.
Russell Sperry (b. 1941) is a railfan photographer from California who recorded some of the D&RGW narrow gauge operations in the 1960's, including the last freights over Cumbres Pass in August 1968. He has also photographed the C&TS from its early days since 1970.
The photo collection of Gene R. Spence (1947-2011), a model railroader from Albuquerque, consists of 341 photos from the western narrow- gauge lines.
GIFTS & COLLECTIBLES
CINDERS IN MY SOUP COOKBOOK
Enjoy recipes from some great cooks among the FRIENDS of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Inc.
RAILS ACROSS THE SAN JUAN
Written by John W. Ferrell, this book offers 180 pages of engaging history, featuring photos from the historic Dorman Collection along with current photos frm along the San Juan Extension.
315 TO CHAMA
Follow the 315 via video as she pulls a string of gondola cars from Antonito over the 10,000- foot Cumbres Pass and through winding canyons on her way to Chama... and back again!
THE TRAIN TO YESTERDAY
This 54-minute film follows steam-powered narrow-gauge trains as they wind their way through landscape widely untouched and much like the first settlers experienced.
Enjoy the beauty of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad winding its way through picture-perfect scenes from every season of the year. The iconic photos stand as a stunning reminder of why it’s so important to continue our work as the FRIENDS, doing our part to keep this iconic, historical treasure rolling year after year.
2013 BRONZE COMMEMORATIVE MEDALLION
This stunning Bronze Medallion from the inaugural year of our medallion collection features the D&RGW Baldwin Loco 463 Class K-27 engine.
2013 SILVER COMMEMORATIVE MEDALLION
This .999 Fine Silver Medallion contains 1 Troy Ounce of silver, with only 150 minted. Issued in the inaugural year of our medallion collection, it features the D&RGW Baldwin Logo 463 Class K-27 engine.
Less than half price! (originally $175 )
2014 BRONZE COMMEMORATIVE MEDALLION
Issued in the second year of our commemorative medallion series, this beautiful Bronze Medallion features the Chama Coal Tipple.
2014 SILVER COMMEMORATIVE MEDALLION
This .999 Fine Silver Medallion contains 1 Troy Ounce of silver, with only 150 minted. Issued in the second year of our medallion collection, it features the Chama Coal Tipple and is numbered on the edge at the 6 O’Clock position.
Less than half price! (originally $175 )
LOCO 425 FALL PHOTO CHARTER
Join us for a spectacular fall color photo freight featuring Locomotive 315 renumbered as 425 pulling a 1918-1922 period freight consist plus D&RG caboose 0579. This charter will depart Antonito heading west to Cumbres Pass with a motorcoach return back to Antonito. The day will be filled with numerous runby locations. The scenic highlights of this charter include Lava Tank, Whiplash Curve, Sublette, Rock Tunnel, Toltec Gorge, Phantom Curve, Cascade Trestle, Los Pinos Tank and Tanglefoot Curve.
MOONLIGHT & WINE TASTING TRAIN
As we look towards the warm days of summer we begin to think about the Friends Annual Moonlight & Wine Tasting Train. Please join us for a relaxing experience as our special Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad charter takes us through the awe inspiring San Juan Mountains of Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado. A special photo runby will be staged enroute. Return to Chama under the full moon and stars of the majestic night sky! Limited Seating.
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