Steam Over Cumbres

Kalmbach Publishing Co.
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Added On:
May 29, 2020

This is a 100-page special issue from Trains magazine highlighting the 50th anniversary of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. This premium restoration railroad crosses the border of Colorado and New Mexico 11 times climbing to the top of 10,015-foot Cumbres Pass, the highest point reached by any steam railroad in North America. Step back 50 years and learn more about this amazing preservation effort to save Rio Grande narrow gauge steam in the Rockies. Articles include:
- Timeline of Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad: The history of the railroad since its purchase from Colorado and New Mexico in 1970.
- Saving the Railroad: The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad began hauling tourists as a time capsule experience.
- Rotary Snowplows Run Again: Examine the dramatic railroad snow removal equipment used on the tracks of Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.
- The Future of Cumbres & Toltec Railroad: Restoration of an 1883 locomotive, No. 168.
- And more!