VICTORIAN IRON HORSE ROUNDUP AUGUST 21-29, 2021
View One of the World’s Largest Gatherings of 19th Century Locomotives All Under Steam at the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad’s Victorian Iron Horse Roundup.
Plenty of Free Events Open to Public to Celebrate Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad’s 50th Anniversary; Specialty Tickets Sold Out but Regularly Scheduled C&TSRR Departures Still Available
The Victorian Iron Horse Roundup will feature two 1875 steam locomotives from Nevada, the Eureka, and the Glenbrook, and they will be joined by our own recently restored 1883 engine No. 168 and engine No. 425 (315). All four steam locomotives will pull historic consists of passenger and freight cars, creating living images that have not been seen on this planet for 140 years.
Join us for this historic event as we celebrate 50 years of passenger service. Rail cars will be on display, night photo shoots will take place, operational demonstrations of D&RGW Pile Driver (OB) and Derrick (OP), along with in-process car restorations, guided tours, and much more! August 21st -26th most events will take place in Antonito then on Friday, August 27th all four engines and their consists will move to Chama for the two remaining days of the celebration. The C&TS and the Friends of the C&TS are looking forward to sharing with you the Railroad’s historic treasures that only this National Landmark has to offer.
If you are a ticket holder for this event and have questions about a particular trip you booked, do not hesitate to call us at
1-888-286-2737 or send us an email at [email protected]
Sat August 21: Big Horn Turn 168, 425, Historic Consist, Departs Antonito 10:10 AM, Return to Antonito approx. 3:10 PM
Depart Antonito aboard C&TS’s authentic historic passenger car fleet pulled by D&RG locomotives 168 and 425 for a trip to Big Horn and return! Lunch is provided and the excursion will include at least one photo stop and run-by action in unchanged western scenery. All equipment used in this train is indigenous to the railroad and dates to the 1870s -1890s.
Sun August 22: Big Horn Turn Eureka, Glenbrook, Historic Consist, Departs Antonito 10:10 AM, Return to Antonito approx. 3:30 PM
Depart Antonito aboard C&TS’s authentic historic passenger car fleet for a trip to Big Horn and return! Lunch is provided and the excursion will include at least one photo stop and run-by action in unchanged western scenery. This trip features two 1875 built locomotives from Nevada, lovingly restored to their original appearance. Take part in history as Glenbrook runs for the first time in Colorado and Nevada!
Monday August 23: Steam Fest in Antonito 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get to see your favorite 19th century Iron Horses up close and personal in Antonito Colorado! All four engines will be present and under steam for demonstration, whistle blows, and also to provide steam to C&TS’s original Pile driver and steam derrick, lovingly restored to operation by the Friends of the C&TS. Do not miss this opportunity to see these locomotives and equipment up close and personal!
Tuesday August 24: Osier Turn 168, 425, Historic Consist, Departs Antonito 8:30 AM, Return to Antonito approx. 5:30 PM
Ride to Osier and return aboard a historic recreation of the San Juan and New Mexico Express with all original equipment! Our famous lunch at Osier is included, as well as run-by’s and photo opportunities.
Wednesday August 25: Big Horn Turn Eureka, Glenbrook, Mixed Train, Departs Antonito 10:10 AM, Return to Antonito approx. 8:00 PM
For the serious railroad photographer, this charter features the visiting 1875 locomotives on a mixed freight in a habitat similar to their home state of Nevada. Designed for the photographer in mind, numerous photo run-by’s and still photography opportunities will be designed for optimal lighting and experience. Lunch is provided. Sun sets at 7:40 PM
Thursday August 26: Osier Turn Eureka, Glenbrook, Historic Consist, Departs Antonito 8:15 AM, Returns to Antonito 7:00 PM
Ride to Osier and return behind guest locomotives Eureka and Glenbrook through the famous Los Pinos Canyon! For the first time since the 19th century, a double header of these early engines will grace Phantom Curve, Rock Tunnel, Toltec Gorge, etc. Do not miss being part of history. A box lunch will be provided this day, as well as run-by’s and photo opportunities.
Friday August 27: Across the Railroad Eureka, Glenbrook, period freight and 168, 425, Historic Consist, Departs Antonito 7:15 AM, Arrive Chama 6:30 PM
The only chance to participate in an across the railroad run, this photo charter will provide many run-by and photo opportunities with the 1875 locomotives on a period freight, and the 168 and 425 pulling the historic consist. Two trains for the price of one, and an opportunity to see the only time the visiting locomotives on the railroad between Osier and Cumbres, do not miss this opportunity! . Sun sets at 7:36 PM
Saturday August 28: Cumbres Turn Eureka, Glenbrook, Historic Consist, Departs Chama 10:10 AM, Return Chama 3:15 PM
A brace of original 1875 Baldwin locomotives running from Chama to Cumbres and return with run-by opportunities, what is there not to like? Lunch included. Night photo session in Chama.
Saturday August 28: Dinner Train, Cumbres Turn 168, 425, Departs Chama 5:00 PM, Return Chama 11:00 PM
C&TS’s world famous Cumbres Dinner Train pulled by authentic equipment with the historic passenger cars. This will be the only opportunity in 2021 to have this experience, do not miss it!
Sunday August 29: Night Train, Chama to Antonito 168, 425, Historic Consist, Departs Chama 10:00 PM, Arrives Antonito 8:00 AM
In an event unparalleled in the history of the C&TS, ride the railroad from Chama to Antonito by lantern and moonlight aboard the authentic historic consist. Double headed with 425 to Cumbres, with opportunities to photograph at the “top of the world” do not miss this chance to see the railroad with an almost full moon illuminating the landscape. Arrive in Antonito as the sun rises for a never before offered experience. Includes Coffee and Continental Breakfast. Depending upon availability, tourist sleeper 470 may be used to offer the first overnight sleeper service on the narrow gauge in over 100 years.