Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Copper Canyon Railway

harrisonThe Copper Canyon Railway has 36 bridges and 87 tunnels with 409 miles of track. It was opened in 1961 after many years of building it.
The railroad starts at Los Mochis, Sinaloa and goes all the way to Chihuahua city, Chihuahua. It starts at sea level and goes up to 8,000 feet.  It goes into scenic canyons and towns, and cost over $90,000,000 to build because of the rough terrain.
IMG_8051At the top of the canyons it is a lot cooler and there are pine cones as compared to the canyon floors where there are tropical fruits. IMG_8045
On the train ride we played games and looked out at the scenery, while  standing in between the cars.  This was a pretty  amazing trip.


  1. Harrison -- What an adventure! Sounds so exciting. The photos are great too.

  2. Thanks for all those statistics, Huss. Great details. It makes you appreciate the vastness and magnificance of it all. Can you imagine all those workers toiling for years, and in such heat, to create this? And we can take advantage and enjoy it.
    I love your descriptions...
    What a beautiful experience for you...