Having just left the station in Chama, 484 heads out on a beautiful Sunday morning.
One constant about the scenery along the San Juan Extension was and is the fences, showing how large a role cattle played in the railroad. Today, no cattle are riding the train, but it is full of... (more)
One can try to look away from an on-coming steamer, but with a plume like that, they just have to look back. C&TS 484 leads its train out of the Narrows and towards Lobato.
Having just entered the 4% grade, the train is working very hard as it enters the Narrows.
488 waiting to begin its journey at Chama.
Having reached Cumbres Pass, #315 is adding cars to the consist of the excursion train
#315 is heading for Lobato Trestle while on its way to Antonito
Restored by the Durango Railroad Historical Society after 50 years of display in Durango, #315 is leaving Chama for Antonito. The tree was named for legendary photographer Fred Jukes as it appears... (more)
The eastbound train fights hard up a visible grade past Coxo on its way to Windy Point.
Four locomotives under steam ready to take trains West to Durango and East to Alamosa. Left to right, #487, #483 (behind 487), #484, and 498 in June of 1967
After seeing John West's picture (172893) of this scene from the 1960s, I wanted to get my own shot of it. It is amazing how much as changed, from the road to the trees.
The train is climbing the 4% grade to the top of Cumbres Pass. Lead engine #484 is around the bend in front with #487 & 488 following behind. This shot is from the cupola of short caboose #0579.... (more)
Mark Yates fills the lubricator on 487 prior to a rotary run up Cumbres.