Cumbres Sunset Train

Saturday evenings – June 27th through September 26th


Spend an enjoyable evening in the mountains on a Cumbres Sunset Train!   The Cumbres Sunset Train departs Chama on Saturday evenings in July, August, and now into September. Relax to the sounds of a steam-engine pulling its way through the beautiful Rio Chama Valley as the train climbs through the mountains to Cumbres Pass at 10,015 ft.

Dinner is served in our pavilion adjacent to the historic Cumbres Depot.

Enjoy live music and cool Saturday evenings.  During your excursion, view the spectacular sunsets that only the Rocky Mountains can bring!  And watch out for the Cresco Gang!


Chris Web 1
Chris Collins 
Tim Sullivan
Syd Masters 3
Syd Masters 
 El Norteno #1 002
“El Norteno”
 Ed Stabler
Ed Stabler
 Bishops 3
Bishops Ten Trio


Please note:  We’ve heard tales that the notorious dastardly Cresco gang may be rollin’ through town July 4th,  July 18th, September 5th and September 12th.  The Marshall is planning to carry precious loads on the train, so hold on to your fine ladies and your wallets, gentlemen; you never know what might take place.

Bring your camera, fresh batteries, and take some rare evening photographs of your train, Trujillo Meadows, and the San Juan Mountains.


Antonito, CO & Chama, NM – The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is pleased to announce the 2015 Summer Entertainment Series, Saturdays, June 27 through September 26, 5 – 9 p.m.  The romantic and scenic Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Sunset Trains traverse some of the most beautiful and remote areas in the southern Rocky Mountains.  Sunset Train riders will enjoy the cool, crisp mountain air as the train climbs the 10,015-foot Cumbres Pass. The Sunset Trains include an onboard alcohol service, a scrumptious dinner at the summit of Cumbres Pass, an opportunity to enjoy some of the most beautiful sunsets in the West and great music.

“We’ve heard tales that the notorious dastardly Cresco gang may be rollin’ through town July 18, August 15 and August 29 when the Marshall is planning to carrying precious loads on the train,” says Veronica Bush, Special Events Producer.  “So, hold on to your fine ladies and your wallets, gentlemen.”

The 2015 Sunset Dinner Train Entertainment schedule is:

Saturdays, June 27 through September 26, 2015

June 27th-  Mariachi Rio Grande Band of Taos

July 04, “El Norteno” Amarante Casias

July 11th-  The Bishops Ten Trio with Mike Trujillo

July 18th-  “El Norteno” – Amarante Casias

July 25th- “A Tribute to John Denver” with Chris Collins 

August 1st- Ed Stabler- Guitarist and Crooner

August 8th- Ed Stabler- Guitarist and Crooner

August 15th- “A Tribute to John Denver” with Chris Collins         

August 22nd- Tim Sullivan- Cowboy Crooner

August 29th- Syd Masters and Lonnie Ohta-Mayer

September 5th- “El Norteno”- Amarante Casias

September 12th- “El Norteno”- Amarante Casias

September 19th- Syd Masters and Lonnie Ohta-Mayer

September 26th- “A Tribute to John Denver” with Chris Collins

Chris Collins
Well known nationally for his “A Tribute to John Denver” concerts, Chris Collins brings his breath-taking performances to the Cumbres & Toltec stage for 2013.  If you are a true John Denver fan, you will not miss any of these performances.  Hear “Rocky Mountain High”, “Country Road”, “Fly Away”, “Annie’s Song” and “Leavin’ on a Jet Plane” in the true fashion of John Denver.

Ed Stabler
Ed Stabler is a singer and guitarist, wellknown for his rich singing voice and smooth, finger-picking guitar style. A Colorado ranch background and the gift of a guitar at age ten got him started singing old cowboy songs early in his life. During the 1960s, he sang in folk clubs and coffee houses and always included cowboy songs with what was then “mainstream” folk music. Ed has recently returned to folk music roots and is reviving many great songs he did years ago. The subject matter of the songs he sings is as broad and varied as his life has been.  He has added some blues and old standards to his song bag.  Ed has been fortunate to continue to play his music while also performing on life’s stage in a myriad of other professions.  Now semi-retired, he’s taken a step back to enjoy life and play a little music.  We’re fortunate to have Ed Stabler join us for another entertaining season.

El Norteño, Tierra Amarilla, NM           

The famed DJ El Norteño from the Chama Valley will play a mixture of all sorts of regional music.

Bishops 10

Bishops 10, Antonito, CO
Bishops 10 is a rock band from Colorado. The band consists of multi-instrumental and backing vocalist Michele Trujillo, lead vocal and guitarist Mike Trujillo, and percussionist Rennie Stevens.  All members sing lead and harmony interchangeably. Their music is primarily classic rock in origin with a slight inflection of blues. The unique style of harmonies reflect the mystic sounds of Lydian and Algerian modes, a musical structure commonly found in the Middle East and Himalayas.

Syd Master’s Duo, Albuquerque, NM
Syd Masters is an award-winning singer and songwriter of traditional western music.  He takes pride in keeping the Old West alive through traditional cowboy music and songwriting.  Combining classic favorites with colorful songwriting, Master’s melodies branch from his accomplished musicianship, adoration of the mountains and prairies he calls home. He and his Swing Riders are a highly talented, thoroughly funny, good time cowboy band who will inspire many of the Cumbres Sunset riders to dance and sing along.

Masters is the author and recording artist of the official state song of New Mexico and the 2011 AWA Male Vocalist of the Year. The Western Music Association, Academy of Western Artists and The New Mexico Music Industry have nominated him for more than 40 awards over the past 15 years.  “Vocalist of the Year,” “Country Song of the Year,” “Best Album,” Best Band,” Most Humorous Song,” and “Best Song” are some of the categories in which he won.  The U.S. Department of State named him Cultural Ambassador for his work entertaining the secret service departments of 26 foreign countries in the Diplomatic Security Antiterrorism Assistance Program.  Masters has also been in TV commercials and billboards throughout the West as spokesman for the Powerball Lottery Campaign. His original compositions have been used in numerous film productions ranging from documentaries and television broadcasts to the recent Universal Studios motion picture “Paul” where he can also be seen as an actor in the film.

Mariachi Rio Grande, Taos, NM
Nick Branchal is well-known and loved throughout Northern New Mexico for introducing many young people to the world of mariachi music.  He founded a program in 1981 in the Taos Municipal Schools. The music Branchal and his band will perform for the Sunset Dinner Train passengers celebrates their Hispanic culture through sharply contrasting sounds, the sweet sounds of the violins against the brilliance of the trumpets, and the deep sound of the guitarron against the crisp, high voice of the vihuel; and the frequent shifting between syncopation and on-beat rhythm. The resulting sound is the heart and soul of Mexico.

Cumbres Sunset Train, Saturdays, 5 – 9 p.m.
June 27 through September 26
Entertainment 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Pavilion
Parlor $185 adult, child n/a; Deluxe Tourist $145 adult, $69 child; Coach $99 adult, $49 child
All trains depart from the Chama Depot. The dinner includes prime rib, chicken, or salad.

CUMBRES & TOLTEC INFO: 1.888.286.2737,


INTERVIEWS ON THE CONCERT SERIES: Veronica V. Bush 831-345-4836, Special Events Producer

Media Contact:
Lee Bates, Manager of Marketing and Communications
575.219.3335 or 970.620.3722



2015 Season Dates

May 23 - Oct 18

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