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Come join us for our special trains, including a Wildflower educational train, and several high interest Saturday Night Dinner Trains.
Flower Power reigns at the Wildflower Train Excursion, Sunday, August 5, 2018
Photo by Roger Hogan
 
Mary Steuver, Chama District Forester
Join us for a botanist's dream train onSunday, August 5, 2018 for a fun and educational seminar-style train excursion that will point out the indigenous wildflowers in full bloom on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad route. Mary Stuever, Chama District Forester of the New Mexico State Forestry will serve as the Field Guide throughout the route. Special informative guide books will also be provided to the passengers on this amazing train ride. 
 
She is an accomplished author and her field guides include:
-Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains (UNM Press, 2005)
-Plant Associations of Forests of Arizona and New Mexico (USFS, 1997)
-Plant Associations of Woodlands of Arizona and New Mexico (USFS, 1997)
-Philmont Fieldguide (Boy Scouts of America, 1985)
 
The Wildflower/Botany Train departs from Antonito, CO at 8:30 a.m., stops for the luscious lunch at Osier Station and then steams on for more expert seminar to finalize the trip at the Chama, NM depot in the afternoon.  
 
Wanting to start the trip from Chama, NM? No problem! We are providing a special motor coach that leaves from Chama, NM at 7:00 a.m. to join the group in Antonito, CO to begin this fascinating adventure.

Mariachi musicians take over the August 11, 2018Saturday Night Dinner Train - It's the Chama Days Weekend!

Our own New Mexico musicians,Mariachi Azteca from Santa Fe, NM are making a special appearance at the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad'sSaturday Night Dinner Train onAugust 11th. This is the event to pull out your Fiesta Attire for, and join the party at the Cumbres Pavilion! Wonderful prizes will be awarded to the BEST Mexican Fiesta-goers attending this fun event. The Dinner Train leaves the Chama Depot at 5:00 p.m. and travels to Cumbres where a delicious prime rib, fresh fish and savory chicken dinner awaits. The train will then return happy passengers back to the Chama Depot at 9:00 p.m. This event is ALWAYS a sell-out event, so book your reservations now to avoid disappointment. Our Mariachis are practicing some new favorite songs to serenade and liven up the evening. Oh yes, and don't forget that Margaritas and Cervezas will be in ample supply at our cash bar on the train and at the Pavilion.
Murder Mystery Dinner Train, September 15, 2018

On Saturday, September 15th, the setting will shift to France, 1939... and the train is leaving Paris at the onset of WWII with an intriguing murder mystery to solve. Our cast of highly talented actors will draw all the passengers into solving the case while on board the vintage 1930's steam train. If you really want to join in on the fun, show up in your French seamed stockings, hats, gloves, spats and fedoras for a real step back in time on this themed train. Prizes will be awarded to the best costumes worn. (Pssst...Burt Lancaster, Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman have personally been invited to join us.)
 
It is the 75th anniversary of the release of the movie Casablanca, so what better time to relive the magic of that famed WWII movie than by putting yourself into another time, another place? The adventure starts as the train leaves the Chama Depot at 5:00 p.m.transporting the adventurous on a historic ride to the Cumbres Pavilion for dinner and returning passengers back to Chama at 9:00 p.m. having solved the murder - we hope!
 
The fall colors will be shimmering in gold splendor at this time. What more can we offer? This one is sure to be an early sell-out!
 
Back by Popular Demand - Speakeasy Dinner TrainSaturday, October 13, 2018!
Put on your Prohibition Wear and join James Doyle and the Jazz Collective for our Saturday Night Dinner Train!

When was the last time you were asked for the secret word at the highly secret Speakeasy Lounge in the darkest corner of city? We invite you to join us onSaturday, October 13th for our massively popular Speakeasy Dinner Train. We have all the Gin, Ragtime, and shifty Gangsters that will be sure to put one back into the era of "The Sting!" Of course, Chef Stephen will prepare a delicious dinner to enjoy before you get up and dance to tunes played by local favorites, James Doyle and the Jazz Collective.
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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Chama Depot, 500 S. Terrace Ave, Chama, NM 87520