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.
This was a special plow train to test Rotary OM, which had just been rebuilt by the C&TS shops. OM was built in 1889 by Cooke Locomotive & Machine Works.
Leaving Chama, New Mexico
A season ending charter freight.
K27 463 pulls a railfan special across Labato trestle. The 463 is undergoing rebuilding at present, and hopefully we will see this loco run again.
C&TS 487 is coming into Chama at the end of today's run. It's a national holiday and American flags are flying on the 487.
C&TS 2-8-2 #484 taking the morning train for Osier, CO out of Chama, NM
When completed, the Rio Grande Southern Railroad had 142 bridges scattered along its 162 miles of track. This is not one of them, rather the Lobato trestle on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.
K-36 489, fresh from rebuild, prepares for a photo freight special at Chama yard, NM.
K-36's 488 and 484 spend some time at the ash pit and water tank while preparing for the morning passenger run to Antonito, CO.
Double-header K-36 484 and 488 are loading with passengers for the morning run on a beautiful fall day
The C&TS has been restoring equipment, and this one looks almost brand new.
The second SLST charter of the day storms through the Narrows on its way to Cumbres.
Super-power for the daily passenger train due to the weight of "leaf peepers". 484 and 488 smoke their way out of Chama.
With the aspens at their stunning best, the SLST freight heads for Chama.