White passengers enjoy lunch, 463 cools her heels on her eastbound trip to Antonito from Chama.
Chama is a time capsule - particularly in the morning when the smell of hot cylinder oil and coal smoke is in the air and the engines are being prepared for another day of work. It's a credit to t... (more)
The classic outside frame 2-8-2s charging up the 4% grade may be more glamorous, but there is a lot of behind the scenes work to make that happen. A speeder crew follows each steam train with the ... (more)
One of 2 static K-37s on display in Antonito greets visitors as they arrive. It is one of several out of service K-37s throughout the state. #491 at the Colorado RR Museum in Golden is the only cu... (more)
CTS 487 and 489 lead the first train of the season towards Cumbres Pass.
The improbable daily train keeping the lengthy segment of storied narrow gauge line from Antonito, CO to Chama, NM in active service comes steadily chuffing up the long valley as if unencumbered b... (more)
D&RGW 315 being turned near the snowshed at Cumbres Summit.
The westbound San Juan Express heads out of Chama for Durango....actually just the daily C&TS train heading west out of town to the end of modern day track to turn on the wye, but with a full yard... (more)
489 receives some attention from her crew after arriving from Antonito as the passengers de-train.
487 pulls away from the engine house to be readied for her day as helper engine up the hill to Cumbres.
After completing her run from Antonito, 489 is topped off with sand at the end of the day.
In a scene that has played out thousands of times before in Chama, a crewman cleans the ashpan prior to a day of work.
After two days of hard work, in what was originally thought to take only two days. Rotary OY and 487 must continue on late into the evening, so they can finish the job to get the line open for the... (more)
I didn't realize it at the time, how glad I would be to have pictures of K37 497 operating. Fast forward 23 years and who know if we will ever see 497 run again.
Rising high above the cascading waters of... Cascade Creek. Cumbres and Toltec 463 heads westward towards Chama.