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Travel Blogs from Chama
I know it is the same train and same smoke and same steam. But to a train nut, it is excitement of the moment. LOL
I will try and add comments to the pictures for clarity.
Rode six hours and last hour in intermittent rain. Not Bad with rain all around us.
Hope you enjoy pictures.
Train Ride tomorrow. I am very excited being a train nut.
We rode to visit Willy's brother and his lovely wife Char who have a holiday home just outside of Chama. Great ride. Rode over 6 high passes and watched the old Steam train chug over the mountains. Watched the sunset over the mountains drinking 'moonshine' and eating ...
We went back and forth about staying in either Albuquerque or Santa Fe. They are only an hour apart and since we have so many miles to cover we didn't want to stay in both cities. We decided we would spend half a day in the city we didn't stay in so we could at least see a little bit of it.
We loved our time in Albuquerque but after seeing Santa Fe we wished we had much more time ...
... the truck and drove across the street, where we could have a good view of the train as it came by. We snapped some pictures there and down the road a couple of miles, where we could see it from a short distance, then headed back to the campground to pack up the camper and hit the road.
Camper in tow, we drove the 49 miles on route 17 to Chama, New Mexico. The tracks don't go anywhere near the road again until a spot called Los Pinos, about ...