Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper riding in the steam locomotive with the train engineer and fireman during a visit to the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad from Antonito to Osier, Colorado during peak autumn color. The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad has been jointly owned by the States of Colorado and New Mexico since 1970 when it was purchased from the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railway, which was going to scrap the line. The train makes a 64 mile run between Antonito, Colorado and Chama, New Mexico. The railroad is the highest and longest narrow gauge steam railroad in the United States with a track length of 64 miles. The train traverses the border between Colorado and New Mexico, crossing back and forth between the two states 11 times. The narrow gauge track is 3 feet wide. It runs over 10,015 ft (3,053 m) Cumbres Pass.
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