There's a Fun Train Ride Not Too Far off
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There's a Fun Train Ride Not Too Far off

It's the Cumbres and Toltec narrow gauge railroad which travels between Chama, New Mexico and Antonito Colorado.
Son and steam locomotive At the end of the trip we got a ride in this locomotive. It was VERY exciting. The engineer would only let us climb into the cab if we promised not to get it dirty! He told my son how to open the firebox with a foot pedal, but he was pretty sure he didn't want to do that. When I did it he jumped back against the back of the cab. Then the engineer said "Kid, you make me nervous!".
Steam locomotive about to obscure an RV Nice anachronistic juxtaposition, right? Look, they even have a satellite TV dish! The nice shiny new double cab pickup and the ATV are hidden behind the locomotive.
A brake air hose broke on the way down the mountain. It only took about ten minutes to replace it.
Son and Conductor Broken train brake air hose Conductor replacing broken brake air hose
Lovers kissing in the tunnel Who'd ever have thought someone might be so rude as to take a flash picture in a tunnel? Can't a couple get any privacy on this train? Another view inside the tunnel
Steam locomotive turning left Steam locomotive turning right Steam locomotive turning right on trestle
Son and caboose Son and locomotive turning left

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