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Lessons Learned From Working on a Historic American West Railroad | Short Film Showcase

Lessons Learned From Working on a Historic American West Railroad | Short Film Showcase



Traveling for 64-miles along the border between Chama, New Mexico and Antonito, Colorado, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad chugs its way up and over the 10,015 foot high Cumbres Pass. Built in 1880, the C&TS Railroad has revealed the staggering beauty of the American west for nearly a 140 years.
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Filmmakers Annie and Russell O. Bush tell the the story of those who built and maintain this American tradition through the lens of lifetime railroader John Bush in this powerful short.

Learn more about the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad: http://www.cumbrestoltec.com/

Follow the filmmakers Annie and Russell O. Bush: https://wearefromthewoods.com/

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43 comments

  1. The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad has revealed the staggering beauty of the American west for nearly a 140 years. What intrigues you the most about the stories shared here?

  2. Beautiful rendering of passion .

  3. whats about energy efficiency and pollution? There are somethings that we need to let go!

  4. and so many of them died because of harsh working conditions.

  5. and it's built by Chinese

  6. 4:27 I could just listen to that whistle all day…brings back memories when I used to always watch Thomas & Friends on TV and on YouTube as a child

  7. As much as heavy polluters need to be phased out, to keep a few functioning's good, imo.

  8. The words are superb, awesome said.

  9. The words are superb, awesome said.

  10. You too can drive a rail car on this railroad. We run excursions twice a year with our own Fairmont rail cars for three days on this railroad, following three days on the Durango Silverton. It's a great hobby, you will need to buy a narrow gauge car, join the organization (NARCOA) and learn the rules but it's totally doable. Thanks to the Cumbres Toltec Railroad!

  11. Inspiring story and very well production!

  12. This gives me some Red Dead Redemption vibes

  13. Workers were practically slaves, owners became billionaires.
    Have a good day.

  14. Red Dead Redemption 2 looks so realistic 😮

  15. Great video!
    But please upload the video in 21:9 and not in 16:9 with black bars along the top and bottom

  16. Brilliant. There is a heart and soul that one is with when in the untouched places of the world, especially small areas of populations and nature all the way round. Cities have no heart, no soul, are dead, commercial centres

  17. I fell in love with the life of western America, when i was watching the movie A River Runs Through It. and this video gives the same feeling, it's fantastic.

  18. Railroads were built by slaves and prisoners!

  19. awesome. Can tourists take the old trains?

  20. America is also a continent.

  21. What an amazing clip this is! Thanks NatGeo for this wonderful cinematography.

  22. Not Only Beautiful… Also Emotional

  23. Brings me back to childhood, putting shiny pennies on the train tracks behind my house. We’d collect flattened pieces of copper after the daily train passed. We were so innocent.

  24. Guess he forgot the many migrants that served as the labor force that built the railroads?!? Unless he just lumped them as being Americans?!?

  25. Great video. To bad the left are slowly destroying this great nation.

  26. First time I ever took a ride on one of those trains was the last time I sat in the very back… My face was peppered in soot.

  27. I am subscribed to see these kinds of masterpiece.

  28. Arthur, Arthur! I have a plan

  29. It's simply amazing to hear stories surrounded by passion like these.

  30. Keep in mind that Earth is flat and stationary. Sorry but we lost the DEMONIC SPINNING BALL DECEPTION. Be smarter than a globetard and research everything

  31. In the 1800s introduction of railroads was huge

  32. Honestly, Republic Commando deserves a remaster

  33. Americans are somewhat pretentious. I hope no one is offended by my opinion.

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