Join Pentrex for an exciting ride on the longest and highest narrow gauge railroad in North America, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. This remnant of the once flourishing Rio Grande narrow gauge network runs from Chama, New Mexico to Antonito, Colorado. The spectacular vistas of the San Juan Mountains and the Upper Rio Chama Valley flank the rails of this serpentine route as it switches back and forth across the two state lines.
Mikado steam locomotives built in the mid 1920s power the vintage equipment for these passenger trains. Daily, during summer months, they struggle up the four percent grade to the 10,015-foot summit of Cumbres Pass. You ll ride in the cab and witness the expertise of the engineer and fireman who control these locomotives as they blast upgrade. Numerous run-bys highlight the power and beauty of a C&TS doubleheader at many scenic spots along the 64-mile line.
This program, released originally in 1991 and now available on DVD, brings you narrow gauge railroading at its finest on one of America'smost popular tourist railroads. Enjoy the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Passenger Train!
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1 Hour 15 Minutes In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration Full-screen (4x3) Format No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case ISBN: 1-56342-243-3 UPC: 7-48268-00526-8 Produced by Pentrex 1991. Released on DVD by Pentrex 2008