Late afternoon turn at Osier. While the patrons of the Friends Maintenance of Way Charter enjoy a late lunch in the distant Osier Dining Hall, the crew of the 463 has turned the train to fa... (more)
Meeting at Toltec. The Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec's Maintenance of Way Charter holds the west end of the siding at Toltec, as the daily eastbound passenger train out of Chama passes by... (more)
Ringed in gold. Golden aspens provide a natural frame for Work Extra 463 West as she leaves Toltec Gorge behind, headed for Osier with all of the line's heavy MOW machinery in tow.
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MOW Gray. D&RGW Mudhen #463 hugs the contours of the hilly terrain around Milepost 309 as she hauls a heavy Maintenance of Way train westbound toward Osier, Colorado. Behind the 463 today ... (more)
D&RGW Work Extra 463 West. A D&RGW MOW Extra works its way west toward a construction site near Sublette, NM. In the consist today are Pile Driver OB and Derrick OP, as well as a number of... (more)
D&RGW MOW Equipment: Cook Car 053. When a work train is out on the line, there's no telling how long the crew is going to be away from their base. Whether cleaning up a derailment, or figh... (more)
D&RGW MOW Equipment: Pile Driver OB. A crew from the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec holds a short safety briefing in front of Pile Driver OB, prior to setting the machine up and conducting... (more)
D&RGW MOW Equipment: Derrick OP. This fine example of narrow gauge Maintenance of Way (MOW) equipment is Derrick OP. Built in 1911 by the old Denver & Rio Grande Railroad's Alamosa Shops... (more)
Entering "The Narrows". D&RGW K-27 #463 hauls a special move of MOW equipment eastbound into the Wolf Creek Valley just north of Chama, NM. Known as "The Narrows", the mile and a half sec... (more)
Passing Jukes' Tree. D&RGW #463 hauls a special move of MOW equipment eastbound past the lone pine known as "Jukes' Tree." The move seen here was made to reposition equipment fo... (more)
Water Stop: Los Pinos. D&RGW K-27 Locomotive #463 eases gently to a stop on the downhill grade approaching the Los Pinos Tank in preparation for a water stop. On this day, the 1903-vinta... (more)
Golden hour switching moves. Having spent the day assisting 2 Cumbres Turns out of Chama, D&RGW Locomotive #489 now begins the task of assembling a 35-car freight that will make the trip t... (more)
Steamscape: The Chama Valley from Windy Point. Nearing the end of her climb to Cumbres Pass, D&RGW 489 rounds Windy Point, with the Chama Valley lit up in fall colors as a back-drop.
They named this place COLORado for a reason. D&RGW Locomotive #489 takes a cut of stockers and gons past a beautiful grove of aspens, just east of the Highway 17 crossing at Coxo, Colorado... (more)
Completing a Cumbres Turn. The crew of Chama-based helper Locomotive #489 performs a brief inspection and lubrication of their engine in front of the section house at Cumbres Pass (Elevati... (more)