For reasons I don’t fully understand myself, I really enjoy chasing the Cumbres & Toltec narrow gauge steam train each fall. Part of it, I’m sure, is that it goes through such great scenery. Another part, maybe the largest part, is simply that I’ve loved trains all my life.
I’m not sure what it is, but there’s something especially New Mexican about old cars, at least to my eyes. In any case, I can’t pass one without succumbing to the temptation of taking multiple photos. And when there’s an entire lineup, well … what’s a girl to do? The background is the east side of the Sandia mountains.
Here’s a somewhat closer view of the Sandias than last week’s post, with a tiny tram car in the upper left. I took this photo about a month and a half ago, when the high Sandias were quite a bit more colorful than they are now.
The Cumbres & Toltec steam train coming around a curve in the tracks just north of Chama.
We now take a break from our regularly scheduled, dull, brown winter colors to feast our eyes on a trailer full of bright, colorful furniture. I spotted it many years ago in southern New Mexico.