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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, USA

From series “The most dangerous railroads in the world”
Year: 1880.

Dangerous railroads are a distinctive feature of the state of Colorado, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is one of them. This narrow gauge railroad was built in 1880 and linked the towns of Chama, New Mexico and Antonio, Colorado. The major threats that await for travellers are mentioned in its title. The train crosses the bridge over Toltec gorge and more than 3 kilometres continues on Cumbres mountain pass.

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, USA There is no other railway in the United States that rises so high in the mountains, so untrained tourists are assured kind of dizzy and a lot of emotions.As many railway connection projects in Colorado, the establishment of Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is related to the development of new industrial areas in the San Juan Mountains.

Already in the middle of the 20th century, mineral deposits had been fully depleted. The railroad was neglected for several years. But pretty soon it got a new facility. Oilfields have been discovered near Farmington. Eventually, the railroad was extended to be used not only for industrial purposes. Currently, the total length of the railway line is about 103 kilometres, it is actively used both by local residents and the thrill-hungry tourists. Next - White Pass & Yukon Route


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Branding Iron Motel

Located in 1 km from Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
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Each air-conditioned room features coffee-making facilities and an en suite bathroom at Branding Iron Motel Chama. Guests have access to a computer … More: photo, rates and booking
El Meson Lodge

Located in 2 km from Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
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Rooms: 30
A refrigerator and tea and coffee-making facilities are included in all rooms at El Meson Lodge - Chama. All rooms offer air conditioning. BBQ … More: photo, rates and booking
Elkwood Manor Luxury Bed & Breakfast

Located in 51 km from Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
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Rooms: 4
A seating area and en suite bathroom are available in all guest rooms at the Elkwood Manor Luxury Bed and Breakfast. Free Wi-Fi is also included in … More: photo, rates and booking
River's Inn Bed and Breakfast

Located in 53 km from Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
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Rooms: 5
Rooms at River's Inn Bed and Breakfast provide you with mountain views, a seating area and a cable TV. Featuring free toiletries, each en suite … More: photo, rates and booking

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