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.
Double head end with 487 in the lead. The Conductor is discussing orders with the engineer as 487 will cut off the train at Cumbres Pass at 10022 feet. It's Autumn and the Aspen trees are turning ... (more)
Engine 484 is in the lead and just beginning the decent down Cumbres pass to Osier station for Lunch. Firebox cinders started a trackside fire that will soon be put out by the crew that follows th... (more)
In October 1992 John Craft ran a series of charters on the C&TS. During the week, while all the engines were hot, CMO John Bush had the brainstorm of lining all the engines up in numerical order ... (more)
488 is seen leading the 'Moonlight Express' upgrade below windy point - 25/08/2007
488 is seen again near Los Pinos - 25/08/2007
488 is seen storming upgrade with the evening 'Moonlight Express' near Dalton - 25/08/2007
Even with a helper on the rear, #498 was struggling with what would turn out to be the last Eastbound revenue freight to run from Chama to Alamosa. This day would also prove to be the last day #49... (more)