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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad


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Chama, N.M. & Antonito, Colo. -- As the U.S. gears up for the Oscars, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, a star in many Academy Award winning films, announces its 2014 season: Saturday, May 24, through Sunday, October 19. The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is the highest narrow-gauge steam railroad in the U.S. In its 64-mile route between Chama and Antonito, the train crosses the New Mexico & Colorado state line 11 times, traversing some of the most beautiful and remote areas in the southern Rocky Mountains, including the 10,015-foot Cumbres Pass and the 800-foot-deep Toltec Gorge, from both of which the railroad takes its name.

Remember Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Harrison Ford, Candice Bergen, Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, James Coburn, Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, or Sean Connery on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad? All graced the silver screen with their hardest-working costar, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, in such films as ''Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,'' ''The Legend of the Lone Ranger,'' ''Bite the Bullet,'' ''Wyatt Earp,'' ''Butch & Sundance: The Early Days,'' ''The Good Guys and the Bad Guys,'' and the soon-to-be-released ''A Million Ways to Die in the West,'' directed by and starring Seth MacFarlane.

Riders can experience the authentic West every day, May through October, on the train showcased and beloved by so many filmmakers. The train winds through tunnels and over trestles, and snakes along the Toltec Gorge past waterfalls, mountain forests, and alpine meadows.

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