The C&TS putting on a show as they steadily climb into the mountains of southwestern Colorado with the 10am train out of Chama.
Double headed mikes charge up to Cumbres pass with a charter freight.
A pair of 2-8-2s, including C&TS No. 488 and Rio Grande Southern-painted No. 455 tackle Cumbers Pass with a fall excursion train for Antonito, Colo.
On a cool beautiful mountain morning 488 gets last minute look before leading second run out.
An eastbound Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad passenger train is about to depart Chama, New Mexico, powered with double-headed 2-8-2 K-36 Mikados Nos. 488 and 487. At this point in history on the ... (more)
On a cool beautiful mountain morning 488 leads the first train up Cumbres Pass
After a hard day's work, a pair of C&TS's 4 operational K-36s rest outside the Chama shop.
Approaching the River of the Pines, the Cumbres & Toltec westbound train for Chama, New Mexico slowly moves at the foothills of the hillsides that surround the valley. In the foreground is the tra... (more)
CTS #488 descends down Cumbres Pass with its Chama bound train at Coxo as it crosses over the highway 17 road crossing.
After stopping for water, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad's 2-8-2 steam locomotive #488 pulls the westbound Antonito to Chama passenger train over the summit of Cumbres Pass during a beautiful su... (more)
A Farrails/Lerro charter freight leaves Chama heading for Cumbres. I took a picture of a DRGW Cumbres turn from this same location 50 years ago that can be viewed Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic RailroadLocomotive: Steam 2-8-2Location: Chama, New Mexico, USALocomotive #: CTS 488Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: October 23, 2012
A double header smokes it up as the train leaves Chama
Please don't discount the "flipside" of the C&TS. In many ways the experience is the most authentic of the three ex-D&RGW trips. The scenery starts out stark and evolves into spectacular. The t... (more)
Touristic steam train, at Chama - Antonito mountain route