New Mexico railroad giving free rides in exchange for holiday donations

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is shown as it pulls in to Osier, Colo., Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005. The Cumbres & Toltec, billed as the longest and highest narrow gauge railroad in the country, snakes its way between Antonito, Colo., and Chama, N.M., a 64-mile zigzag back and forth across the state line at elevations reaching 10,000 feet. (AP Photo/Deborah M. Baker)

CHAMA, N.M. (KRQE) – The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad is giving free rides to those who donate this holiday season.

The railroad will once again be running free Christmas trains to collect food and toys to distribute in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico.

To qualify for the free train ride, each adult rider must donate a new, unwrapped toy and/or nonperishable food item.

For details and to make a reservation, click here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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