September 28 was the first full day of Chama Steam's Fall Madness, 4 days of 463 pulling a photo freight back and forth over the line.
Unfortunately, this day was less than ideal weather-wise. Th... (more)
A Pot of Gold in Chama! After a 15-car doubleheader Saturday morning, a 10-car train 215 came into Chama with little fanfare, a lot of it in rain. After the train let everyone off, they pulled for... (more)
C&TS Train 215 drops down the 4% Cumbres Pass, having just crossed the Colorado-New Mexico state line for the final time of the trip.
Because this train is 10 cars, it appears to still be coming ... (more)
A normal train running up the 4% grade out of Chama is 7 cars. There are 4 coaches, a rider gondola, and 2 parlor cars. Occasionally, ticket sales increase to the point where some extra cars need ... (more)
Denver & Rio Grande Western K-37 2-8-2 no. 491 leading an eastbound extra freight train up Cumbres Pass at Windy Point, New Mexico, in July 1961. Photograph by more)
Heading into the setting sun and with a stormy Manzano mountain backdrop, a westbound stack train splits the signals at Rio Puerco on the BNSF Gallup Sub.
October 27, 2014. Including a friendly wave from the engineer, phase IV Heritage unit #184 leads Amtrak’s Southwest Chief #4 through Rowe, NM on a gorgeous late October afternoon.
A chartered photographers freight battles the legendary Cumbres Pass line of the former D&RGW Railroad. C&TS 487 leads while 488 shoves on the rear. A beautiful morning on a beautiful railroad.
After its Las Vegas station stop, Train 3 prepares to stop at Ojita to meet its eastbound counterpart
Dropping down the western slope of Raton Pass, Train 3 is a less than 5 minutes out from its station stop in Raton
Eastbound BNSF stack train climbing into Abo Canyon crossing second bridge from west end
Westbound BNSF manifest dropping downgrade through Abo Canyon crossing third bridge from west end of Arroyo
Night photo shoot with DRGW463 and assorted clientel prior to a photo freight run the following day
October 4, 2014. Featuring a huge wave from one of the crew, Amtrak’s Southwest Chief #3 makes an appearance as it descends off of Glorieta Pass and into Canyoncito, NM on a beautiful early autumn... (more)
September 29, 2014. Moments prior to departure, Conductor Montoya is seen checking his pocket watch as his train, Amtrak’s Southwest Chief idles alongside the station platform at Lamy, NM.