Taking water from aa makeshift water tank.
Taking coal at the tipple in Chama June 1967.
Ready to leave Chama.
It was business as usual on Denver & Rio Grande Western's narrow gauge on June 1, 1966, as Class K-37 498 and mid-train helper 488 lift westbound tonnage of asphalt, drilling mud and pipe through... (more)
A Cumbres turn approaches the west switch to Cresco siding while climbing to Cumbres. The cars will be left at Cumbres and the engines and caboose will return to Chama. After spending another ni... (more)
Extra 498 west climbs out of Willow Creek heading toward the Continental Divide at Azotea and ultimately Durango. One of the oddities of the Alamosa to Durango line is even though it crossed 10,00... (more)
Gettimg ready to take a freight West to Chama, 2-8-2 #498 takes water in the three rail yard in Alamosa in June of 1967
On the way to Chama, D&RGW #498 and #484 are working their way down the San Luis Valley between Alamosa and La Jara. Behind the locomotives is a side dump filled with cinders to be used as ballast... (more)
The tender of #498 is being filled at La Jara, CO, while #484 waits its turn. The train is on its way to Antonito then on the Chama, New Mexico with drilling pipe eventually bound for Farmington, ... (more)
Even with a helper on the rear, #498 was struggling with what would turn out to be the last Eastbound revenue freight to run from Chama to Alamosa. This day would also prove to be the last day #49... (more)
The crew of a Chama to Durango train gets ready for departure. This is the next to last year of operation of the narrow gauge by the DRGW.
Rio Grande K-37 #498 is climbing out of Durango toward Bayfield with what would prove to be the last Eastbound revenue freight.
Rio Grande 498 and 484 departing Alamosa and heading down the three rail track to Antonito and then over to Chama, NM