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Rio Grande - Scenic Line of the World
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad and the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad are all that remains of the legendary Denver & Rio Grande Western narrow gauge system. Here you'll find some of my favorites from these two beautiful railways.
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Photo ID: 729379

Rotary OY after dark. Here's a rear quarter view of OY and her auxiliary water car as they sit in the Chama Yard. Like most of the Leslie-type rotary snow plows, OY was built as a standard... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Chama, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: C&TS OY
Train ID: C&TS Rotary Outfit
Photo Date: February 29, 2020


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Added: Mar 19, 2020

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Photo ID: 729282

Rotary OY after dark. Rotary Snow Plow OY, her water car and Pusher Locomotive #487 sit at the Chama Coal Tipple after returning from the first day of operations. Lighting here was provide... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Chama, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: C&TS OY
Train ID: C&TS Rotary Outfit
Photo Date: February 29, 2020


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Added: Mar 19, 2020

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Photo ID: 729181

Impact! My camera captures the instant that the charging rotary outfit makes explosive contact with the dense, 4 ft. deep snow pack in the yard at Cumbres Pass. The violence you see out in... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: C&TS OY
Train ID: C&TS Rotary Outfit
Photo Date: March 01, 2020


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Added: Mar 18, 2020

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Photo ID: 729042

Charge! After stalling out briefly in the dense, 4 ft. deep snow-pack on Cumbres Pass, the Rotary Outfit has backed up perhaps one car-length, and with two blasts of the small, shrill whist... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: C&TS OY
Train ID: C&TS Rotary Outfit
Photo Date: March 01, 2020


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Added: Mar 16, 2020

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Photo ID: 729041

Rotary OY reaches Cumbres Pass. Looking very much like it might have perhaps 80 years earlier, Rotary OY and her snow-fighting outfit reaches the snow-bound section house at the summit of C... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: C&TS OY
Train ID: C&TS Rotary Outfit
Photo Date: March 01, 2020


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Added: Mar 16, 2020

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Photo ID: 728946

Working toward Windy Point. Just 40 minutes after leaving Coxo Crossing, the Cumbres & Toltec's Rotary Outfit works its way along the ledge above Coxo, headed for Windy Point, just ahead. ... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: C&TS OY
Train ID: C&TS Rotary Outfit
Photo Date: March 01, 2020


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Added: Mar 16, 2020

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Photo ID: 728611

Breakout! After several minutes of hard plowing, Rotary OY and her train finally break through the 3 foot snow pack and onto Colorado Highway 17, with Pilot Marvin Casias leading the charge... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Coxo, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: C&TS OY
Train ID: C&TS Rotary Outfit
Photo Date: March 01, 2020


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Added: Mar 12, 2020

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Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 728610

Plowing the deep stuff at Coxo. As the Cumbres & Toltec's Rotary Outfit approaches the Highway 17 crossing at Coxo, the game begins to change. For most of the run from Chama to this locat... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Coxo, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: C&TS OY
Train ID: C&TS Rotary Outfit
Photo Date: March 01, 2020


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Added: Mar 12, 2020

Views: 1,480
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Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 728533

Steamscape: Perry's Pond. There are no pretty reflections, just shadows this day, as the Cumbres & Toltec Rotary Outfit claws its way through the last quarter mile toward the Highway 17 Cro... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Coxo, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: C&TS OY
Train ID: C&TS Rotary Outfit
Photo Date: March 01, 2020


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Added: Mar 12, 2020

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Photo ID: 728406

Steamscape: Orgasm Curve. With the snow-pack slowly deepening, the Cumbres & Toltec Rotary Outfit winds its way through the complex S-curve at Milepost 336.2 that has, in the past half cent... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Lobato, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: C&TS OY
Train ID: C&TS Rotary Outfit
Photo Date: February 29, 2020


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Added: Mar 10, 2020

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Photo ID: 728286

Approaching the S-Curves. The crew on Rotary OY has the safeties popping as the plow train continues the trek east toward Cumbres Pass, seen here approaching the S-Curves at MP 337.

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Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Lobato, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: C&TS OY
Train ID: C&TS Rotary Outfit
Photo Date: February 29, 2020


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Added: Mar 10, 2020

Views: 1,736
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Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 728285

Heading for the high country. Approaching 9,000 ft. MSL and with nearly 7 miles still left to go to make Cumbres Pass, the Cumbres & Toltec's Rotary Outfit is still making steady progress t... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Lobato, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: C&TS OY
Train ID: C&TS Rotary Outfit
Photo Date: February 29, 2020


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Added: Mar 10, 2020

Views: 1,251
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Photo ID: 728183

Shadow Dance. Plume shadows dance in the wind on a soft, snowy carpet as the the Cumbres & Toltec's Rotary Outfit approaches the second Highway 17 crossing, not far from the Colorado State ... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Lobato, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: C&TS OY
Train ID: C&TS Rotary Outfit
Photo Date: February 29, 2020


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Added: Mar 09, 2020

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Photo ID: 728182

Easin' on the brakes. With a deft touch on the brake handle, long-time Cumbres & Toltec Engineer Ronnie Lopez does his part to bring the Rotary Outfit to a brief, but important stop at Dalt... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Lobato, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: C&TS 484
Train ID: C&TS Rotary Outfit
Photo Date: February 29, 2020


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Added: Mar 09, 2020

Views: 1,237
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Photo ID: 727844

Anatomy of a Rotary. High above Highway 17, and just north of Lobo Lodge, the Cumbres & Toltec's Rotary Snow Plow OY continues to slice through the snow-pack as she clears the line from Cha... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Lobato, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: C&TS OY
Train ID: C&TS Rotary Outfit
Photo Date: February 29, 2020


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Added: Mar 06, 2020

Views: 1,805
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