RailPictures.Net Photo: DRGW 315 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Steam 2-8-0 at Lobato, New Mexico by Kevin Madore
 
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Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (more..)
Steam 2-8-0 (more..)
Approaching Highway 17 Crossing (MP 337.7) (more..)
Lobato, New Mexico, USA (more..)
October 02, 2016
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DRGW 315 (more..)
Work Extra 315 (more..)
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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 ground, the little C-18 Class Consolidation seen here might normally handle a reasonable size train of perhaps a dozen cars, but on this hill, she's pretty much at her limit with what you see here. And truth be told, if these cars were full of USDA Grade A moo cows, the train might be even shorter. Small wonder that 3-engine trains were common on Cumbres turns when C-class power ruled the mountain. Even the mighty K-36s, which were built 30 years after this engine are maxed out at 7-8 loaded tourist cars.
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