Train History

The Chihuahua al Pacífico —«Chepe»— railroad is the only railroad that has had an international vision since its inception.

This engineering marvel took almost 90 years and 90 million dollars to complete. The Copper Canyon railway is a stunning piece of engineering achievement. Opened after decades of construction in 1961, the railway was designed to connect the Pacific Ocean with Mexico’s central desert territory and Chihuahua.

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  • The route is a major freight connection between Chihuahua and the coast.
  • It is a pleasure to dine in the dining car freshly decorated with the same elegant upholstery and carpet as the passenger cars.
  • The Copper Canyon line is over 390 miles in length and crosses 39 bridges and 86 tunnels.
  • The First Class Express train makes 7 stops before its final destination.

Copper Canyon Elevation