Cumbres & Toltec Steam Train Opening Day Festivities
America’s highest and longest steam-operated railroad, the Cumbres & Toltec is a proud remnant of the spirit that won the West. Built in 1880, it was part of the San Juan Extension of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, with tracks running from Denver through the ore-rich Rocky Mountains to Silverton, Colorado and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Its path through steep passes and deep gorges is the stuff of adventure novels and was an engineering feat for the time. Today the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad fulfills another important mission – taking passengers on the ride of a lifetime.
Double Headers at both Depots – Chama, NM & Antonito, CO
May 27, 2017 Opening Day Festivities!
Coffee and donuts served at both depots 8:00 a.m. with Patriotic music to honor the Memorial Day events.
Ceremonies start at 9:00 a.m. in Antonito and Chama At 9:00 a.m. the Ceremonies begin with special blessings by religious leaders and a local Medicine Man in Antonito. The United States Flag will be raised by the Veteran Commanders at both depots and in Chama, the local Boy Scouts of America. Mayors from both Antonito and Chama will recite the Proclamations. State and local dignitaries will greet the crowds.
A TRUE ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH RIGHT HERE!
CHRIS COLLINS PRESENTS A “TRIBUTE TO JOHN DENVER”
Blending the unique sounds of folk and country music of John Denver, Chris Collins delivers a true Rocky Mountain High…Nationally acclaimed for his “Tribute to John Denver”, some say the look and feel of John Denver is in his blood. Chris Collins burst on the folk music scene as a singer & song writer, quitting his corporate job in sales and marketing to follow his passion for music and storytelling.
Opening Day #315 Osier Dinner Train
Cumbres Pass, Dinner Concert at Osier to Antonito, CO
Celebrate the start of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Season with Chris Collins – performing “A Tribute to John Denver” and the Locomotive #315!
Bus departs Antonito, CO to Cumbres at 2:00 pm
Locomotive #315 brings passengers from Cumbres Pass at 3:30 p.m. and travels to Osier for Prime Rib Dinner and concert
Train arrives at Osier at 5:00 pm, for hors d’ouvres, cash bar, dinner and Chris Collins Concert
Dinner and Music
Train Departs Osier at 6:00 pm and passengers can assemble in the open gondola car for a sunset over the Toltec Gorge and western prairie
Train arrives at Antonito at 9:00 pm.