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2013 – Summer Vacation – Part 4B

The second half of the day is primarily about Railfanning; our way, which is searching out remnants of railroad history…

As we pass through La Jara, CO we stop by the depot.  When we were here in 2005 it was being used as the Town Hall but now it looks to be back in railroad usage.  This was originally a D&RGW Passenger Depot.

La Jara, CO - D&RGW Passenger Depot

We next head over to Antonito to check on the Ex-Conejos Depot that is endangered.  The stone work makes this a unique building and is worth saving so I hope someone can obtain the funds and purpose to keep it from being lost to history.

Antonito - Ex-Conejos (D&RGW) Depot

Also here in Antonito is a historic hotel that belonged to the D&RGW that was built in 1890 and was called the Palace Hotel.  Railroads of the past often owned destination hotels / resorts / ships to maximize their revenue.


As we head up over La Manga Pass (10,230ft) we stop at the Scenic Overlook on the eastern side; nice views!

La Manga Pass Scenic Overlook

We swung over to Cumbres Pass just to see what we might catch of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad but no trains in sight.  I will take a photo of one of the large trestles near Los Pinos from afar.

Los Pinos Trestle - Cumbres & Toltec

Also get a photo of the Los Pinos Water Tank from a different location

Los Pinos Water Tank - Cumbres & Toltec

One last photo for the day would be to get a nice shot of the Cumbres Pass Trestle that I had never gotten in the past.


That’s it for Day #4 of our nine day trip…


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2005: Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad

As part of a larger D&RGW historical trip we spent September 21st through the 23rd enjoying the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad.

RRAdventure Website: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

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1992: Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad

RRAdventures Website: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

On September 16, 1992 we take a wonderful trip on this Narrow Gauge from Antonito, CO to Chama, NM

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1979: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

RRAdventures Website: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
My earliest photographs of the C&T
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