Extra 498 west climbs out of Willow Creek heading toward the Continental Divide at Azotea and ultimately Durango. One of the oddities of the Alamosa to Durango line is even though it crossed 10,00... (more)
As part of the C&TS 40th Anniversary Celebration C&TS K36 #487 was repainted and renumbered as 483. In the late 1960's Rio Grande 483 was repainted for a movie that was filmed on the line north of... (more)
315 rests beside the coaling tower and sand house at Chama.
"I need another miracle, guys." As the sun sets under dark clouds, a Cumbres & Toltec Fireman (left) briefs the the night crew from the Chama Shop on the issues with his locomotive. For mo... (more)
A DRGW train from Durango arrives past the stock pens at Chama. Or at least that what it looks like in this 1993 recreation by a Greg Scholl chartered freight. The scene is so convincing that wh... (more)
The 487 pulls a regularly scheduled passenger train through the Narrows on its climb to Cumbres.
A regular passenger train climbs the three percent grade towards Cumbres. Both locomotives are working hard to pull this heavy train filled with passengers.
This is the chase train for the 315. All the photographers rode this train to the photo locations of the 315's run by's. Here the train climbs a 3 percent grade at Lobo Lodge.
The 488 leaves Chama in a hurry leaving a great plume of smoke behind. There was much activity in the yard today as special trains were being set up. The 315 with a special freight and chase train... (more)
Fireman Tracy Caraway looks back on his train as the 489 pulls forward to spot the train for loading....
Engineer Jeff Stebbins has just finished talking with a fellow crew member on their plans on how they'll prepare for the day's run.
Portrait of a working steam locomotive. DRGW #484 runs light in the Chama yard in the beautiful, late afternoon light. Most surviving steam locomotives are transplants to the lines they pl... (more)
Narrow gauge equipment was designed for tight fits and the north entrance to the Chama Yard is definitely in that category. In this illustration, the daily train from Antonito, Colorado em... (more)
C&TS 488 and 487 rest at the Chama engine house prior to leading a triple-header photo freight (with #489) over Cumbres Pass the following day.
The 315 leaves town with a short freight as the 487 takes on water so it can follow with its train.