The train from Antonito climbs the grade to Cumbres Pass on its return to Chama New Mexico.
Shortly before sunrise the 489 fills the morning air with smoke as it climbs toward Cumbres. This was part of a two day photo op sponsored by the Friends of the C&TS.
C&TS 484 passes the recently-restored section house at the summit of Cumbres Pass.
I've been a postcard collector for a long time and this is the closest I've ever come a "postcard perfect" shot! Here's Cumbres & Toltec 487, with train 216 from Chama, nearing the summ... (more)
C&TS 484 drifts downgrade near Coxo with the southbound "San Juan". A thunderstorm looms in the background, having dropped snow on the ground at Cumbres Summit an hour before.
Cumbres & Toltec K-36 No. 488 climbs up the remaining portion of the 4% grade as the train comes into Cumbres, Colorado, the summit of Cumbres Pass on July 21, 2015. Here, the train will take on w... (more)
September 27th and 28th saw peak fall colors on Cumbres Pass, and here it's easy to see why! C&TS 487 brings 10 cars down the 4%, just past the old siding of Coxo.
The first 3 of these cars were... (more)
Steamscape: Tanglefoot Curve. Train 215, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad's daily westbound out of Antonito, Colorado, slowly ascends the eastern leg of Tanglefoot Curve, with the vast ... (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)
Apache Canyon - Westbound The daily train from Antonito, Colorado to Chama, New Mexico emerges from behind a rock formation as it transits Apache Canyon about 3 miles east of Cumbres Pass. ... (more)
Steamscape - Apache Canyon. There are steam tourist trains scattered around the continental US, but nowhere can you photograph them with prettier scenery than in Colorado. The 64 mile lon... (more)
No smoke, coasting down hill to Charma in the afternoon.
A photographers special is traveling through the Los Pinos Valley as a chase train for the 315. There are plenty of cattle grazing throughout the valley and they seem to be oblivious to the train.... (more)
The 315 has just taken on water at Cresco tank and is headed for Cumbres. There they will add a few more gondolas to the train.
A regular passenger train passes Los Pinos on its way to Cumbres and then on to Chama.