C&TS K-37s #s 487 and 484 rest by the engine shop (not a round house because, well, it's not round) on a sunny warm summer afternoon.
A momentary burst of sunlight highlights #484 and #483 as they start their climb up Tanglefoot Curve.
Highest Railroad Summit in America: At 10,022 feet in elevation, Cumbres Pass is the highest active railroad summit in the United States. Westbound train 215 crests the summit on a late sum... (more)
Running straight and level...for awhile
After a summer storm rolled through Chama, we were rewarded with a rainbow over the Cumbres and Toltec shops.
A monsoon has taken over the Cumbres Pass as the westbound train out of Antonito chugs up the grade toward summit, bypassing the need for water at the water tank. This train would eventually encou... (more)
Commemorative freight train celebrating the last freight from Chama in August 1968 fights the 4% grades toward the pass.
Note the rear helper per the 1968 practice on the grade here.
Commemorative freight train celebrating the last freight from Chama in August 1968 switches her train after the eastbound helper cutoff.
Rain, steam and narrow gauge. In the middle of a light down pour #487 swings around the last loop of the Tanglefoot Curve with a string of passenger cars in tow.
Cumbres and Toltec doubleheader commemorative of 1968 last D&RGW narrow gauge freight out of Chama enters the Chama yard at the end of its 2 day show.
Cumbres and Toltec doubleheader commemorative of 1968 last D&RGW narrow gauge freight out of Chama enters Tanglefoot curve westbound toward Cumbres Pass
Rio Grande 484 and 483 at rest at the Chama yard water tank.
The start of another work day. The passenger train conductor heads over to #484 to confer with the engineer.
Comin' 'round the bend.
The Trains Magazine 50th anniversary freight train takes the passing siding at Sublette to make way for the tourist passenger train.