COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. RESIDENT’S SPECIAL…
The C&TSRR is proud of our partnership with the citizens of Colorado Springs and the No. 168 Locomotive.
To show our appreciation, every Colorado Springs resident receives a 25% discount on any Regular Excursions or Sunset Dinner Trains. Please call our reservations line at 1-888-286-2737 to make reservations. A valid Colorado Springs address is required at time of reservation to qualify for this discount. Please note that online bookings are not eligible for this special discount.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2015
THE 168 LOCOMOTIVE WAS MOVED FROM COLORADO SPRINGS
TO ANTONITO, COLORADO FOR REHABILITATION AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!
“A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE LIFE OF THE D&RG LOCOMOTIVE 168”
The No. 168 was built in 1883 as part of General Palmer’s vision to have the largest and best narrow gauge passenger service in the Rocky Mountains. The T-12 Class locomotive was best suited for mountain railroading, and the No. 168 traveled all over the Rocky Mountains and the west between Colorado and Utah. In 1904 it had the distinction of transporting President William H Taft to the dedication of the Gunnison Tunnel. The last train pulled by the No. 168 was pulled in 1937, and it was retired and donated to the City of Colorado Springs in 1938. The locomotive has sat idle in Antlers Park in Colorado Springs for 77 years.
Now, through a special lease agreement with the City of Colorado Springs, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is moving the No. 168 to Antonito, Colorado for rehabilitation and operation. It will be used for special events, and historic demonstration trains on the tracks that it ran so often 130 years ago. We are proud and honored to have the privilege to take responsibility for the rehabilitation and maintenance for the next 45 years and keeping General William Jackson Palmer’s dream alive and running well on the former Denver and Rio Grande, now known as the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.