RailPictures.Net Photo: DRGW 489 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Steam 2-8-2 at Lobato, New Mexico by Kevin Madore
 
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Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (more..)
Steam 2-8-2 (more..)
MP 336.2 (more..)
Lobato, New Mexico, USA (more..)
October 05, 2016
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DRGW 489 (more..)
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Early morning Cumbres Turn. The sun is still perhaps 30 minutes or more from cresting the hills to the east, but the crew of this D&RGW K-36 has already been up for hours putting together a Cumbres Turn in the Chama Yard and beginning the run up the 4%. Here, the train of pipe gons rounds the very pronouced S-curve just south of the Colorado Border, where in 1926, this very same locomotive suffered a fatal derailment accident.

This image was captured during a 2016 freight charter organized by the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. The train pictured here is not doing a photo run-by, but rather is actually doing a no-kidding Cumbres Turn, bringing a large cut of cars to the summit for a charter which will start shortly after sunrise on Tanglefoot Curve.

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