Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Coming in May: Springtime in the Rockies Photographer Special

In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club charter on May 21, 1950,  the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic is running a photographers' special on May 25th, 2010. The train will operate on the Cumbres & Toltec from Antonito to Osier and return. Motive power will feature green-jacketed K-36 Mikado Locomotive 489.

According to the organizers, the trip has been carefully planned to take advantage of the afternoon sun on a westbound train to optimize illumination of #489's special paint job. There will be a number of photo opportunities at locations that have not been used for this purpose. In addition to 489 the train will consist of two yellow refrigerator cars, four stock cars, four drop-bottom gons, a rider gon, concession car #3244, a rider boxcar and both long cabooses.

Space on the train will be limited to 50 people. Unlike some trips, this special is not a luxury trip and is intended for serious photographers. The conditions will be cold after dark, so dress warmly. Caboose seats are $250 per person, Boxcar seats are $215. For more information and to make reservations call 1-888-CUMBRES (1-888-286-2737) and ask for Ronnica.

Click here to download a PDF flyer for the event from Cumbrestoltec.com.

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