The temps are way below freezing during the night, steam engines tend to drip, ice forms, and the result by early morning is an engine solidly frozen to the rails. So the hostler burns some oil s... (more)
Cumbres and Toltec 484 and 487 begin to climb a grade.
Cumbres and Toltec 489 undergoing work in the Chama shops.
Engine 484 heads out of Chama with a full head of steam leading the 487 in the middle and 488 bringing up the rear. This train is part of Chama Steam VI.
Charging after me is 488 crossing the Rio Chama on a beautiful morning.
D&RGW 488 waits in front of the depot in Chama, New Mexico. In ten minutes it will be assulting Cumbres Pass.
Smoke towers out of 488's stack on its way up Cumbres Pass.
D&RGW 487 sits outside the shop in Chama, New Mexico. From this angle it looks pretty intimidating.
D&RGW 487 sits outside the Cumbres and Toltec shop in Chama, New Mexico.
Heading back to Chama, the train has just completed the horseshoe curve outside of Osier, some of which can be seen at the right.
The rods for D&RGW 489 and other narrow gauge 2-8-2's lay in a pile outside the shop.
D&RGW 488 passes the water tower in the yard in Chama, New Mexico. It is just beginning its long assault that will come to an end at the top of Cumbres Pass.
D&RGW 488 strikes an intimidating pose as it crosses Highway 17.
C&TS 488 leaves Chama for the climb over Cumbres Pass.