Cumbres & Toltec Scenic locomotive 484 is pulling for all its worth as it climbs Cumbres Pass with the daily train to Antonito, CO.
489 works downgrade after summitting Cumbres Pass on its journey from Chama to Antonito.
Doubleheaded 489 and 487 lead a Chama Steam photo freight up Cumbres Pass near Lobato, NM in October 2008 as seen from a rider gon ahead of the rear helper (#488).
The 315 is leaving to Chama after doing some switching and filling the tender with water.
D&RGW 315, 2-8-0, (BLW 14352 / 1895), D&RGW class C-18, originally Florence & Cripple Creek RR 3, "Elkton," powering a special freight train on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.
C&TS Engineer Jeremy Garcia looks ahead from rear helper K-36 #488 as the 2008 Chama Steam photo freight works upgrade near Cumbres. K-36s 489 and 487 are on the head end and 488 is shoving from t... (more)
A last view forward of our 22-car photo freight, a true-to-era mix of tank cars, stock cars, boxcars and gondolas. The descent down the 4% Cumbres Pass grade was at times rough, great billows of b... (more)
steel wheels just 36" apart hunt and keen as we descend the 4 percent grade on the west slope of Cumbres Pass. I laid on my belly and stuck the camera down below the freight cars we were riding fo... (more)
Beautiful late afternoon light made for a perfect runby at Tanglefoot Curve just below Cumbres, our last photo stop of the day.
Engine 484 climbs the 4% grade to Cumbres and is about to pull into the station as it crosses an old wooden trestle.