CTS 487 and 489 lead the first train of the season towards Cumbres Pass.
SY1546 working in Meitian 59 Coal mine.
The dual gauge trackage creates an interesting array of rails. (Note, photo was taken from a public crossing while the train was stopped.)
The improbable daily train keeping the lengthy segment of storied narrow gauge line from Antonito, CO to Chama, NM in active service comes steadily chuffing up the long valley as if unencumbered b... (more)
491 passes an old Rio Grande Flanger as it makes a lap around the roundhouse.
K-37 #491 makes laps around the short 1/3 mile museum loop.
K-37 #491 makes laps around the short 1/3 mile museum loops while Thomas makes laps on the G scale garden layout.
"New Haven Local"
A north bound New Haven passenger local with the last built 2-8-2 on the NYNH&H roster crosses Old Deep River road bringing commuters home from a busy work day.... (more)
The westbound San Juan Express heads out of Chama for Durango....actually just the daily C&TS train heading west out of town to the end of modern day track to turn on the wye, but with a full yard... (more)
489 receives some attention from her crew after arriving from Antonito as the passengers de-train.
487 pulls away from the engine house to be readied for her day as helper engine up the hill to Cumbres.
After completing her run from Antonito, 489 is topped off with sand at the end of the day.
D&SNGRR #481 passes through Rockwood shortly before entering the Hi-Line and the Animas River Canyon.
The second train of the day passes the water tower at Hermosa. Here, the train will begin its ascent to Rockwood and on into the Animas River Canyon.
In a scene that has played out thousands of times before in Chama, a crewman cleans the ashpan prior to a day of work.