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LOCOMOTIVE 168 PHOTO CHARTER
It’s time to get out of the house! Join us for what has become a truly fun & relaxing annual event as our special excursion train travels through the majestic San Juan Mountains of Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado! A special photo runby will be staged enroute. Return under the full moon and the beauty of the passing scenery. Limited Seating.
Enjoy a mouth-watering prime rib and cod dinner with all the trimmings at the Cumbres & Toltec’s dining hall in Osier. Wine and cheese tasting enroute as allowed by health mandates featuring wines from a regional winery, in addition the train has a full bar available stocked with your favorite libations.
You may call the Albuquerque Office at 505-880-1311 with any questions.
Coach Class – $99/person (Friends Members)
General Public Coach – $109/person
LOCOMOTIVE 168 PHOTO CHARTER
Here’s an opportunity to enjoy the fall color season while riding on the Cumbres & Toltec’s historic Denver & Rio Grande passenger train behind Locomotive 168. This special train will operate from Antonito to Osier and return including lunch at Osier. Plenty of photo runbys are planned and will take place enroute. This train will feature an RPO (Railway Post Office) car, two D&RG coaches and Tourist Sleeper 470 recently restored by Friends volunteers!
Take a ride on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad via this PBS Great American Railway Journeys video.
Discover what it means to volunteer with the FRIENDS of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Inc.
THE C&TSRR is
New Mexico True!
The Cumbres & Toltect Railraod was featured in a New Mexico True Episode!
Check out a sampling of the enthusiastic group of dedicated individuals who serve as FRIENDS Volunteers
Take a look at FRIENDS in action, doing what they do best… giving of their time and talents to serve as FRIENDS Volunteers.
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.
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 )
JOiN US… THE FRIENDS OF THE C&TSRR
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