Santa Train

Join us to celebrate the “Season of Giving” as we offer train rides to help raise food and toy donations for the holiday season.  Tickets are available online and by phone.  Adults ages 13 and over will be assessed a non-refundable $5.00 charge each to cover the cost of candy canes and hot chocolate.  All passengers riding with Mr. and Mrs. Santa are asked to provide a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank charity drive or a new boxed un-wrapped toy for the Toys for Tots program.  All train rides with Santa will be 1-hour round-trip encounters.  Donations are distributed to families in the specific communities of Antonito, CO and Chama, NM.  Kids of all ages love our Santa Trains, and we love hosting you!

Click a date to book your trip!

Chama Departures:
December 8, 2018
December 9, 2018

Antonito Departures:
December 15, 2018
December 16, 2018

Galloping Goose #5 Monday, October 1st

Galloping Goose No. 5 2018 Schedule

The Galloping Goose returns!

The Galloping Goose Historical Society and the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad are once again bringing The Galloping Goose back to the railroad. Goose #5 will operate during the Fall colors between Chama and Antonito September 25 through September 30, 2018.

Do not miss this rare opportunity to experience the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad from a new perspective as Fall colors would have been seen by passengers on the famous and romantic Rio Grande Southern Railroad in 1950.

Galloping Goose No. 5 was completely restored to operating condition in 1998 by the Galloping Goose Historical Society, located in Dolores, CO.

Motor No. 5 went into service on June 8, 1933. (The railroad officially called these vehicles Motors until 1950.)

The cost was $2,599 for No. 5, which was built with a 1928 Pierce-Arrow limousine body and running gear. It was rebuilt in 1946/47, using a World War II surplus GMC gasoline truck engine and a Wayne Corporation school bus body. In 1950, the freight/mail compartment was converted to carry 20 additional passengers for sightseeing trips. With a one-man crew, and operating on gasoline rather than steam, the Galloping Goose and its fellow motors fit the bill for economic travel.

In 1952, members of the Dolores Rotary Club purchased Galloping Goose No. 5 from the court-appointed receiver for $250. It was then put it on display in Flanders Park in Dolores as a reminder of the town’s railroad heritage until being restored in 1997.

All tickets are subject to a 7% Historic Preservation fee.

ALSO – Galloping Goose #5 available:

Monday 1 October Lv 8:30 a.m. Antonito – Osier – Chama (Luxury Motor Coach from Chama leaves at 7:00 a.m.)

Book Now!

Or call the C&TS RR Depot at 1-888-286-2737

Cost:  $125.00 per person.

Special Chili Line Mixed Freight Re-Creation Event

Special Chili Line Mixed Freight Recreation Event

Monday, September 24th The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic RR will offer a very limited special opportunity to experience a “mixed train” reminiscent of the trains that ran between Antonito, CO and Santa Fe, NM from 1917 to 1923.

The train will be made up with D&RG #425, two or three freight cars RPO #54, and D&RG coach #292 which has been recently restored to its 1918 appearance.

Ridership is limited to 40 people.  A luxury motor coach will be available from Chama, NM to Antonito, CO at 7:00 a.m. on September 24th.  The train will depart Antonito at 8:30 AM on the 24th.  There will be multiple unique photo stops along the way.  Lunch is included at Osier with arrival by train to Chama at 6:00 p.m.

This trip is a fund-raising benefit for the Historic Car Project.  The proceeds will help fund the production of passenger car trucks for cars 256, 292, and Business Car F.

Price: $ 325.00

Book Now!

Or call 1-888-287-2636 to book through our reservations office.



Fall Colors Photo Freight Charter by The Friends of the C&TSRR

Fall Colors Photo Freight Charter


The Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad are offering a fall colors photo freight on Saturday September 29.  Locomotive 453 (renumbered #463) will be pulling a D&RGW mixed freight train.  The train will depart the Antonito Depot at 8:30 AM.  Passengers will eat lunch at Osier.  The train will return to Antonito at 6:30 PM.  Passengers need to be at the Antonito Depot by 8:00 AM.  There will be plenty of photo runby opportunities throughout the day.


Fares:        $259/person for Friends members

$309/person for general public


The fare includes lunch, water and snacks on the train during the day.  Call 505-880-1311 for tickets.


Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Inc.

4421 McLeod Road NE, Suite F

Albuquerque, NM  87109

Galloping Goose #5

Galloping Goose #5
Our Galloping Goose trains in 2017 were also a big success. Thanks to all those who welcomed and hosted our Goose migration! The Goose is returning in 2018. Please see available dates.