Brooklyn, NY, January 25, 2019 – The award-winning Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (C&TS), that runs 64 miles from Chama, NM to Antonito, CO is the main subject in THE RAILROADER, a new documentary short film premiering on National Geographic Short Film Showcase today. THE RAILROADER, the latest project by Brooklyn-based film production company From The Woods , explores the modern West, cultivated by a people unafraid of their differences. Through the lens of lifetime railroader John Bush, the film navigates the C&TS, built in 1880, and its commitment to survive in the twisting and remote mountains of New Mexico and Colorado while demystifying the lore of rugged individualism; and exposing a communal grit and spirit of togetherness that is America’s true heritage.


THE RAILROADER is available to watch NOW on the National Geographic Short Film Showcase.

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad


Traveling for 64-miles between Antonito, CO and Chama, NM, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, a National Historic Landmark, is the longest and highest steam railroad in the nation and the most scenic; crossing the border of Colorado and New Mexico 11 times as it chugs its way up and over 10,015 foot high Cumbres Pass.


From The Woods


From The Woods is a Brooklyn-based film production company bringing together the award-winning talents of Russell O. Bush and Annie Bush producing original content. Their collective work in film, tv, and commercial as director, cinematographer and producer include dozens of projects that have shown on screens at Sundance, TIFF, Hot Docs, Tribeca, IDFA, Doc NYC, SXSW, AFI Docs, The American Museum of Natural History and MOMA and can be seen on National Geographic, New York Times Op-Docs, PBS, Hulu, Netflix and more.