"Chicken Train" Mata Ortiz Transportation Tip by kathymof
Mata Ortiz Transportation: 1 reviews and 3 photos
There is a train that is called the "Chicken Train" that takes people into the mountains every other day. We used it to get to the other side of town since there was a wash that our bus was unable to cross. We were on our way to Debbie's house where we were going to be served lunch by the community. Debbie is an American who moved to Juan Mata Ortiz, married and is raising a family. Debbie's husband is a local and staged a "hold up" of the train. He was on horse, with a rifle in his hand and paint smeared across his face. He hit the side of the train pretty hard and scared the daylights out of us. Once we realized the train hadn't derailed or hit something, we found it very funny.
Very slow and jerky but fun. A couple town musicians got on and played music for us as well.