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5 Days in October
Highlights of the Lerro Productions/FarRails Tours charter on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
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Photo ID: 634824

There's gold in them there hills! The hills of the Chama Valley are ablaze with aspen gold as a short stock train slowly claws its way up the 4% grade toward Cumbres Pass. On level groun... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Lobato, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 315
Train ID: Work Extra 315
Photo Date: October 02, 2016


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Added: Oct 19, 2017

Views: 714
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Photo ID: 491716

Water for a thirsty horse. A Denver & Rio Grande Western K-36 brings her freight to a halt at Cresco Tank, approximately 4 miles and 900 vertical feet below Cumbres Pass. In days of old, t... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cresco, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 488
Train ID: Freight Extra 488
Photo Date: October 19, 2012


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Added: Jul 30, 2014

Views: 4,362
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Photo ID: 491457

Steamscape: Coxo. The morning sun is still behind the ridges to the east as D&RGW K-36 #488 claws her way past the little yellow telephone box at Coxo, with a short Cumbres Turn. The tempe... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Coxo, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 488
Train ID: Freight Extra 488
Photo Date: October 20, 2012


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Jul 27, 2014

Views: 6,352
Comments: 6

Favorited: 42

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Photo ID: 489760

Desert Dawn. A Denver & Rio Grande Western Freight runs westbound out of Antonito, Colorado at sunrise on a chilly, October morning.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Mogote, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 488
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: October 21, 2012


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Added: Jul 15, 2014

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Favorited: 29

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Photo ID: 487057

Pipe loads for the gas fields. D&RGW K-36 #488 charges westbound out of Lava Loop, with loads of steel pipe that are destined for gas drilling operations in the Farmington, NM area, the bet... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: San Miguel, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 488
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: October 21, 2012


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Added: Jun 26, 2014

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Favorited: 24

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Photo ID: 486949

Lava at sunrise. The first rays of October sun break over the sagebrush as a westbound D&RGW Freight negotiates the east side of the Lava Loop and an imminent stop to water the locomotives.... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: San Miguel, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: October 22, 2012


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Added: Jun 24, 2014

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Photo ID: 486299

Osier: Water for the horses. Baldwin K-36 #487 eases up to the old D&RG water tank at the depot in Osier Colorado. Once the home of a section crew, Osier was a convenient way-station for t... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Osier, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: None
Photo Date: October 22, 2012


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Added: Jun 20, 2014

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Photo ID: 423175

Cumbres after dark. With her day's assignment as a helper now complete, a D&RGW K-36 simmers on the main in front of the depot at Cumbres Pass, with only the night hostlers keeping watch. ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: None
Photo Date: October 22, 2012


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Added: Jan 30, 2013

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Photo ID: 423080

Moon over Cumbres. Denver & Rio Grande Western K-36, Number 487 poses on the 84 ft. wooden trestle at Cumbres Pass, under a crystal clear, moon-lit sky. A 30-second exposure at ISO 500 and... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: None
Photo Date: October 22, 2012


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Added: Jan 29, 2013

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Photo ID: 414705

The "Grande" at its grandest. In a re-creation of the glory days of the D&RGW, a pair of K-36s rumble past the stockpens on the outskirts of Chama, NM, hauling a long train of freight cars ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Chama, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: Work Extra 487
Photo Date: October 19, 2012


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Added: Nov 12, 2012

Views: 3,970
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Favorited: 32

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Photo ID: 414615

The Cumbres Turn. When the Denver & Rio Grande Western operated the line from Chama, NM to Antonito, CO, freight paid the bills. For the eastbound freights, the primary obstacle was a gruel... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Lobato, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: Work Extra 487
Photo Date: October 23, 2012


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Added: Nov 12, 2012

Views: 2,892
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Favorited: 25

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Photo ID: 414614

Sunrise at Lava Tank. A Denver & Rio Grande Western freight making an early morning run from Alamosa to Chama charges through the loop at Lava Tank as the sun peeks over the hills to the ea... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: San Miguel, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: Work Extra 487
Photo Date: October 22, 2012


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Added: Nov 12, 2012

Views: 3,786
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Photo ID: 414279

Windy Point: A view from Roger's Rock. On a chilly fall morning, we watch a D&RGW freight, as it tip-toes along the cliff just below Windy Point and prepares to enter the station at Cumbre... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 488
Train ID: Work Extra 488
Photo Date: October 20, 2012


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Added: Nov 08, 2012

Views: 3,035
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Photo ID: 414195

Coxo: The view from Kodak Rock. A stubby monolith located just below Windy Point has come to be known among rail enthusiasts as "Kodak Rock", because it provides a commanding view of the na... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Coxo, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: Work Extra 487
Photo Date: October 23, 2012


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Added: Nov 07, 2012

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Photo ID: 414101

Miracles happen here. Here's a rare look inside the Chama Shop building, where the steam locomotives that serve the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad are serviced and maintained. The railro... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Chama, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 488
Train ID: None
Photo Date: October 19, 2012


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Added: Nov 06, 2012

Views: 5,036
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