#484 and #463 work hard as they pass through Dalton. The train actually made a stop here to pick up some passengers that missed the train in Chama. It was quite impressive to watch them get moving... (more)
Filling up #463 with coal for the grueling climb to Cumbres Pass. That day #463 would double head with #484 to the summit. From there, #484 would be cut off of the front of the train and #463 woul... (more)
D&RGW K-27 No. 463 drifts downhill from Cumbres Pass with the first Eastbound train of the 2017 season.
Denver & Rio Grande Western #463 struggles up the steep grades out of the Narrows with a stock train bound for Cumbres Pass and eventually points east. This is just a small section of a larger tra... (more)
Steamscape: Windy Point from Perry's Pond. On a late summer afternoon, D&RGW 463 drifts down the 4% grade below Windy Point, passing the small beaver pond that has informally been named for... (more)
Pinning on the power. A D&RGW K-27 Locomotive couples up to a freight consist in the yard at Cumbres Pass, in preparation for the trip down the 4% grade to Chama, NM and beyond. On the si... (more)
In July 1969 the Rio Grande was granted permission from the Interstate Commerce Commission to abandon their narrow gauge lines in Colorado and New Mexico, with the exception of the Silverton branc... (more)
The newest Veterans Unit skirts the Pacific Ocean through San Clemente.
Hammering away! Pile Driver OB's small steam engine alternately raises and drops its very heavy iron hammer on a small pile in the Antonito Yard, adjacent to the balloon loop track. The pi... (more)
Late afternoon turn at Osier. While the patrons of the Friends Maintenance of Way Charter enjoy a late lunch in the distant Osier Dining Hall, the crew of the 463 has turned the train to fa... (more)
Meeting at Toltec. The Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec's Maintenance of Way Charter holds the west end of the siding at Toltec, as the daily eastbound passenger train out of Chama passes by... (more)
Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad K-27 No. 463 leads the eastbound passenger train No. 216 from Chama, New Mexico across the trestle at Los Pinos, Colorado on July 22, 2015.
Ringed in gold. Golden aspens provide a natural frame for Work Extra 463 West as she leaves Toltec Gorge behind, headed for Osier with all of the line's heavy MOW machinery in tow.
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MOW Gray. D&RGW Mudhen #463 hugs the contours of the hilly terrain around Milepost 309 as she hauls a heavy Maintenance of Way train westbound toward Osier, Colorado. Behind the 463 today ... (more)
D&RGW Work Extra 463 West. A D&RGW MOW Extra works its way west toward a construction site near Sublette, NM. In the consist today are Pile Driver OB and Derrick OP, as well as a number of... (more)