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Cumbres & Toltec in New Mexico
The narrow-gauge steam line from Chama climbing Cumbres Pass has exceptional scenery and is easy to chase.
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Photo ID: 793486

The Curve At Sunrise

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Lava Tank, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 425
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 29, 2021


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By: Samuel E Howard www.trainroomphotography.com

Added: Jan 24, 2022

People's Choice 3

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Photo ID: 789042

C&TS 487 is crossing the bridge that used to take Highway 17 across Cumbres Pass before the road was relocated and enlarged.

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Chama, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: CTS 487
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 29, 2021


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Dec 02, 2021

Views: 1,425
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Photo ID: 789041

Former Denver & Rio Grande Western No. 487 is passing the restored phone booth at Coxo as it starts the final leg of its climb to Cumbres Pass.

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Chama, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: CTS 487
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 29, 2021


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Dec 02, 2021

Views: 980
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Favorited: 4
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Photo ID: 785989

Drama at Cresco. A afternoon's worth, or perhaps multiple afternoons worth, of drama continues to unfold after today's wood-burner double header has come to a halt just below the Cresco wat... (more)

Railroad: Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming Company
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-0
Location: Cresco, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: CTFL Glenbrook
Train ID: Cumbres Extra
Photo Date: August 28, 2021


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Oct 29, 2021

Views: 2,012
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Photo ID: 785988

Rounding the curve at Big Horn. Charging eastward under a threatening sky, D&RG Locomotive #168 rounds the big curve below Big Horn Peak, near Milepost 299.6, with her passenger extra in to... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Big Horn, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 168
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 27, 2021


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Oct 29, 2021

Views: 1,460
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Photo ID: 785442

Former D&RGW 484 has seven cars in tow as it works its way up the 4 percent grade to the top of Cumbres Pass. With much of Colorado and New Mexico in drought condition, Lobato Lake is dry this ye... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Chama, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: CTS 484
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 01, 2021


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Oct 23, 2021

Views: 1,347
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Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 785372

Eureka and Glenbrook steaming through the high desert near Antonito, Colorado, on a round-trip run to Big Horn, New Mexico.

Railroad: Eureka and Palisade
Locomotive: Steam 4-4-0
Location: Big Horn, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: EP 4
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 25, 2021


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Oct 22, 2021

Views: 940
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Photo ID: 784507

On the loop at Lava. Moments after dawn, a Denver & Rio Grande mixed train rounds the loop at Lava Tank, near MP 291.4, on its westbound run toward Chama, NM, via Cumbres Pass. The power t... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: San Miguel, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 425
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 28, 2021


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Oct 13, 2021

People's Choice 4

Views: 3,343
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Photo ID: 784416

High Desert Wanderer. Just after sunrise, D&RG Consolidation #425 leads a mixed train west out of Antonito, CO, headed for Chama, NM and later, Durango, Colorado, pictured here passing MP 2... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: San Miguel, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 425
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 28, 2021


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Oct 12, 2021

Views: 2,729
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Favorited: 24
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Photo ID: 783154

Charging upgrade through the crossing at Coxo, Cumbres & Toltec 487 is just moments away from throwing some smoke on the stack as the fireman prepares for the hardest climb of the day - the grueli... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cumbres, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: CTS 487
Train ID: Train No. 216
Photo Date: August 24, 2021


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Sep 27, 2021

Views: 1,352
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Photo ID: 783153

Cumbres & Toltec 487, now 96-years-old, has earned her keep another day as the original DRGW locomotive is moments away from cresting the summit of Cumbres Pass. The 1925 product of Baldwin will t... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cumbres, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: CTS 487
Train ID: Train No. 216
Photo Date: August 24, 2021


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Sep 27, 2021

Views: 1,272
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 782771

Making their charge for the hill. Under a beautiful, blue, New Mexico sky, Eureka & Palisade #4 and Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming Co. #1 take their short passenger consist past the iconic... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-4-0
Location: Chama, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: EP 4
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: August 28, 2021


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Sep 22, 2021

Views: 1,784
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Photo ID: 782664

Steamscape: The view from Big Horn Peak. Looking down from the northern slope of Big Horn Peak, on the Colorado/New Mexico Border, we watch as Eureka & Palisade #4 and Carson & Tahoe Lumber... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-4-0
Location: Big Horn, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: EP 4
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: August 25, 2021


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Sep 21, 2021

Views: 2,227
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Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 782487

The 8am train from Antonito,CO nears its destination of Chama,NM behind K-36 #489 just after a brief snow/sleet storm

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Chama, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: CTS 489
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 08, 2018


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By: Kyle Yunker

Added: Sep 19, 2021

Views: 1,344
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Photo ID: 780804

"Way Out West, there’s room for our dreaming…

Winding along the lava escarpments that make up the Colorado/New Mexico border, 1875 built Eureka and Glenbrook make thei... (more)

Railroad: Eureka and Palisade
Locomotive: Steam 4-4-0
Location: Lava, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: E&P 4
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 25, 2021


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By: William Diehl

Added: Aug 30, 2021

Views: 2,443
Comments: 0

Favorited: 11
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