After a 64-mile trip of powering Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad train No. 215 from Antonito to Chama, C&TS 2-8-2 K-36 No. 484 gets a rinse of cinders, dust and grime at the enginehouse at on Jun... (more)
An afternoon hostler lubes the running gear of Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad 2-8-2 K-36 No. 484 just outside the railroad’s enginehouse in Chama, New Mexico, on June 5, 2018.
After pulling train No. 215 to Chama, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad K-36 No. 484 gets serviced just outside the railroad’s Chama, New Mexico, enginehouse on the afternoon of June 5, 2018. On th... (more)
Two hostlers service Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad 2-8-2 K-36 No. 484 in the Chama, New Mexico, enginehouse after the locomotive powered passenger train No. 215 the 64 miles from Antonito to Ch... (more)
C&TS 484 arrives in Chama passing the water tower before stopping to unload passengers.
The Antonito to Chama train, lead by C&TS 484, coasts through the S-Curve at Dalton making it's way into Chama.
484 rolls into New Mexico leaving Colorado in the shadows (literally) on its way down to Chama.
484 coasts past Perry's Pond descending from Cumbres Pass into Chama.
Now traveling almost compass south, the Train 216 is nearing MP 324 and crosses the Rio de los Pinos River in front of Pinorealosa Mountain. We had to break off here and head back for Kansas City... (more)
C&TS Train 216 swings through another one of the abundant S-Curves on the line headed towards Antonito. The train will soon drop down another hill, and then through a horseshoe curve, running bac... (more)
Now coming downgrade from Cumbres Pass, the train negotiates the east end of Tanglefoot Curve as the engineer lets loose with some melodious whistling.
Locomotive: CTS 484
Coming up to the standpipe at the Cumbres Pass Depot, Train 216 tops the grade at an elevation of 10,015 feet, 2,152 feet higher than the origin for the train 1 hour and 19 minutes earlier.
Replicating a scene that could easily pass for 90 years ago, the narrow guage Mike rumbles past some open range cattle country on the Rio Grande San Juan Extension with C&TS Train 216.
Now just feet remaining inside New Mexico, the K-36 swings around the several S-Curves near Hamilton's Point and its train obediently follows on the way to Antonito.