After rounding the horseshoe bend inbetween Lobato and Dalton, Work Extra 487 (actual lead locomotive is behind the Pile Driver) Climbs out of the Chama River Valley, and into the Wolf Creek Drai... (more)
Pile driver work extra 489 east serves as a head end helper on 487's photo freight with rear helper 488 shoving on the rear as the train makes a thunderous climb through Dalton. At the top of Cumb... (more)
C&TS K-36s 487 and 488 sporting their original DRGW appearance sit outside the Chama shop a few hours before the Chama Steam VII photo charter. Thanks to Bill Noe for the lighting and the entire C... (more)
As seen from the caboose behind the rear helper early morning sun rays catch the rear of 488's tender as the Chama Steam VII photo freight begins the climb toward Cumbres Pass.
C&TS K-36s 489, 487 and 488 dressed in their original DRGW appearance charge out of Chama with the Chama Steam VII freight charter bound for Osier. more)
489 "stretches on it" after coupling up in front of the station
I was the far guy on the photo line...
The engineer and conductor exchange a snack befor their trip.
climbing hard over the pass
The fireman washes out the cab to get ready for the days trip.