Fall Color & Freight Trains on the C&TS
October 4 & 5, 2016
Join the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Inc. for two days of freight trains on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad amid glorious fall colors! Our K-27 #463 is lettered for the Denver & Rio Grande with classic Moffat Road herald and our K-36 locomotive will be lettered Rio Grande with vinyl lettering. Matching lettering will be used on the caboose each day. No magnets will be used. .
Dates: Tuesday October 4 & Wednesday October 5, 2016
In the afternoon, we will have a second Cumbres trip with K-27 #463 which will bring up additional freight cars to add to Wednesday’s big train! There will be a night photo session led by Mike Shade at a location to be determined.
Price: $595/person. Coffee, pastries, soft drinks, and bottled water on the train plus a boxed lunch on Tuesday and lunch at Osier on Wednesday are included in the ticket price. There will be a limited number of caboose tickets, at $50, available for day one, allowing you the freedom to shoot from the cupola and end platforms without having other people in your shot. We are offering 4 spaces for the caboose hop down from Cumbres after the morning turn and 4 spaces on the afternoon Cumbres turn, as far as Coxo, where you will detrain for the runbys at Coxo and Windy Point. First come, first served.
Deadline: The Friends will require 35 paid participants by July 31, 2016 to make this trip viable. We will keep the maximum number of participants to 40. You are not a confirmed participant until we have processed your payment. This is strictly a first-come, first-served event - no exceptions.
Payments can be made via personal check, money order, MasterCard, VISA or Discover credit cards. Checks can be payable and sent to:
Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Inc.
4421 McLeod Road NE, Suite F
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Telephone: 505-880-1311 (Office hours are 8am-5pm MDT Monday-Friday)
You may also pay online:
We will advise everyone after July 31, 2016, (or as soon as it sells out), as to whether the charter will indeed operate, based on actual paid reservations. It is important to have your payment in as soon as possible. If we cannot attract enough passengers, the charter will be cancelled and all monies will be refunded.
Sign up early, and remember that the only sure way to guarantee a spot in the photo line is to send your payment! If you are paying by check, we suggest that you call the office and let them know a check is on the way. This will hold your place in the event of a fast sell out.
You are welcome to pass this onto a friend if you desire but ask that you do not re-post to discussion forums, Yahoo Groups, public calendars, etc. Thank you.
If you have difficulty finding space in Chama, there are hotels in Pagosa springs, 49 miles west of Chama, as well as Antonito, 48 miles east of Chama.
Galloping Goose #5 will be in Chama October September 27 – October 2. For further information contact: www.gallopinggoose5.com.