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Snapshot: Cumbres & Toltec

In northern New Mexico, visitors hit the rails in style on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. Nine steam locomotives take people on all or part of a winding 64-mile route between Chama and Antonito, Colo.

The railroad was built in 1880 to serve the silver-mining industry. As service dwindled, the Rio Grande company abandoned the route in 1969. In 1970, Colorado and New Mexico bought the line and started serving passengers the next year.

Chama is also known for rafting, kayaking, hiking and climbing and some of the best fly-fishing in the state.

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