We’re on day six of a 12-day camping journey to Chama, New Mexico, where we’ve spent every day chasing trains. It’s all for an upcoming story on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad for Colorado Life Magazine.
Our camping spot is the Rio Chama RV Park, which lies next to the tracks. Every morning, we campers gather and wave to (and photograph) the outbound train. Every afternoon, we gather and wave to (and photograph) the incoming train. Starting Tuesday we’ll be on the trains waving to the campers as we ride past on four consecutive journeys.
Yes, it’s a tough job, but as they say, somebody has to do it.