Love shooting in the Chama terminal. Friendly staff gave me the run of the place, even turning off some lights that were a problem. Open bulb with multiple flashes. Hard not to overexpose those... (more)
Predawn in Chama yard as the crews prepare for a tripleheaded freight to head over the pass.
K-36 #489 glistens in the October sun.
C&TS #489 simmers away in Osier waiting for the Westbound to roll in. We will continue our trip to Antonito once everyone finishes lunch. I was guilty of spending more time taking pictures of the ... (more)
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.
After completing her run from Antonito, 489 is topped off with sand at the end of the day.
No. 489, pulling the regular 10:00 AM Train out of Chama, has slowed to a crawl as it passes a flock of sheep grazing in the high country.
Sitting in Chama, New Mexico, a Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad train, led by 2-8-2 489, waits to depart. This former Rio Grande K-36 Mikado (the last of ten built by Baldwin in 1925) looks mass... (more)
C&TS 489 stomps up to the water plug at Cumbres Summit with the morning train from Chama, New Mexico.
C&TS smokes it up passing the famous Jukes Tree as it departs Chama, New Mexico.
After a night of heavy rain, C&TS 489 is being prepared for a run up Cumbres Pass.
K-36 #489 and its train are curving their way out of the Chama Valley on the upgrade run on Cumbres Pass.
K-36 #489 is making a beautiful noise as it pulls its passenger train upgrade through Coxo and out of the Chama Valley. In a short while, the train will round Windy Point and pull in to Cumbres, t... (more)
The daily train out of Chama is climbing on the final ascent to the summit of Cumbres Pass, rounding Windy Point on a gorgeous day in Southwestern Colorado.