We decided to take the train from Chama, NM to Antonito, CO. We checked out the Durango-to-Silverton ride, which also looked good; this one just had more of the loosey-goosey, lucky-ducky atmosphere we wanted.
Chama is cute, what there is of it. Locals go to Pagosa Springs for big shops.
|I had lots of time on this cliff face to take pictures, since we made an emergency stop.|
The train crosses the New Mexico-Colorado border eleven times; so will you.
|"No one else had the raw garlic crudites?"|
|We passed by our engine and it's -eer. It's okay - we had two engines going up the hill.|
|Volunteers are replacing the foundation.|
|I'm used to this kind of attention.|
|I don't mind.|
|It's not the end yet.|
You'll have lunch in Osier, which is not a town. Depending on what you chose at the ticket counter, you'll turn around and go back to Chama or Antonito, or you'll continue on to the other terminus and return by bus. Your ticket will cost $95, and they will offer you AAA or veteran's discount.