The engineer and conductor check in with each other while 489 gets a drink at Cumbres Pass.
489 works hard climbing the 4% grade to Cumbres Pass.
Climbing the 4% grade, 489 snakes through The Narrows with the Antonito bound train.
489 passes Juke's Tree working the start of the 4% grade to Cumbres Pass.
Passengers board at Chama as 489 is fired up ready to make the trip to Antonito, CO.
Doubleheading past Jukes' Tree. The 4th doubleheader of the 2011 Cumbres & Toltec excursion season charges off the Rio Chama Bridge and past a large, odd-looking pine tree that has acquired... (more)
Autumn comes to the high country! A mere 3 days after the official end of summer, the Colorado high country already looks like it's late November. In this scene, an eastbound Cumbres & To... (more)
Driftin' down to Los Pinos Tank. The crew of DRGW #484 has the cylinder cocks open as they drift down the hill toward the water tank at the north end of the Los Pinos Valley. The sun is o... (more)
Los Pinos Trainset. From this perspective, this Cumbres & Toltec excursion train really does look like sweet G-scale garden layout as she rounds the hairpin curve at the north end of the L... (more)
Steam on high! The daily train from Chama, NM to Antonito, CO claws its way up the last half mile of the 4% grade to Cumbres Pass amidst freshly fallen snow. For steam railroading in the ... (more)
Tanglefoot Overlook. This scene might be a credible advertisement for the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad's Holiday Train, but in fact, it is a summer tourist season excursion train and th... (more)
A mere three days after the autumnal equinox and just about an hour north of Chama, the morning train to Antonito encounters the stark reality of life in the Colorado Rockies. It does indeed sno... (more)
Lotsa curves, you bet! About 40 minutes into its journey, the Cumbres & Toltec's daily train from Chama to Antonito encounters the S-Curve near the Colorado State Line. Here, the train be... (more)
Train 484, climb and maintain one-zero thousand - TEN THOUSAND! I've been flying piston-engine aircraft for 28 years and I can count on my fingers and toes the number of times I've ever ne... (more)