A Rio Grande Cumbres Turn hammers up the 4% grade after rounding Windy Point. This section of track is the last bit of 4% grade before reaching Cumbres Pass. The train was put together by Lerro P... (more)
Pete Lerro put together one of the most authentic photo freights to yet roll over the C&TS. In this view high above Windy Point it could almost be 1957. How many times over the past century has ... (more)
Laying on the smoke for the Railfans.... 487 Climbs Tanglefoot Curve under a smoke screen only the Steam Fan could appreciate.
I thought Lerro put on on a great recreation of an authentic Cumbres turn. There was only a slight breeze, but that is enough to pull the smoke ahead of the slow moving Mikados.... Clamoring up ... (more)
DRGW 487 is rounding Windy Point and is now in full assault of the final few hundred yards of 4%. If all these cars had been loads this train would have been quite near the tonnage limits for the... (more)
Pete Lerro Charter 2012. Elbow to Elbow in a photo line, 487 storms upgrade making a run for the 4%.....
Pete Lerro Charter 2012. This was the second run-bye at my favorite point of the C&TS. This time with a little more smoke. The grade here actually exceeds 4% for very short sections..... Quite a... (more)
After crossing Lobato Trestle DRGW 487 blasts up the 4% on a Gorgeous October Morning!
I was able to attend the Last Day of the Pete Lerro Charter over Cumbres Pass on October 23, 2012. This gorgeous day was like having a time machine. There were a lot of very talented photographer... (more)
I was able to attend the Last Day of the Pete Lerro Charter over Cumbres Pass on October 23, 2012. The morning consist was a very authentic looking freight. Here the train climbs the 4% approachi... (more)
I was able to attend the Last Day of the Pete Lerro Charter over Cumbres Pass on October 23, 2012. The morning consist was a very authentic looking freight. Here the train climbs the 4% at Windy ... (more)
DRGW 487 is climbing the east slope of Cumbres on a cool picture perfect Fall day in southern Colorado......