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ROTARY OY
Rotary OY clears the path from Chama, NM to Cumbres Pass in Colorado.
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Photo ID: 736887

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad’s Rotary snowplow OY removes some snow through a curve above Dalton, New Mexico, on the afternoon of February 29, 2020. Rio Grande caboose No. 0306 carries the mar... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: caboose
Location: Dalton, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 0306
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 29, 2020


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: May 21, 2020

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Photo ID: 732730

On the afternoon of February 29, 2020, the tranquility of high country in winter is shattered as Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad steam-powered Rotary OY plows its way up the steep four percent gr... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Rotary snowplow
Location: Dalton, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: CTS OY
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 29, 2020


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Apr 14, 2020

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Photo ID: 730753

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad’s snowplow Rotary OY gnaws through an icy snowpack atop 10,015-foot Cumbres Pass, Colorado, on March 1, 2020. This special run of the plow was done to kick off the... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Rotary snowplow
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: CTS OY
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 01, 2020


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 30, 2020

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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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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Mar 19, 2020

Views: 3,436
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Photo ID: 729284

Cumbres & Toltec K-36 No. 487 sits with Rotary OY and water car No. 0472 beneath the coaling tower at Chama, New Mexico, on the night of February 29, 2020. Built by Baldwin in 1925 for the Rio Gra... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Chama, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: CTS 487
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 29, 2020


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By: Mike Danneman

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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By: Kevin Madore

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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By: Kevin Madore

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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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Mar 16, 2020

Views: 2,798
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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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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Mar 16, 2020

Views: 1,263
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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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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Mar 16, 2020

Views: 1,230
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Photo ID: 728798

Cumbres & Toltec Rotary snowplow OY is leaving “the Narrows” and approaches Lobato, New Mexico as it heads upgrade on Cumbres Pass on February 29, 2020.

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Rotary snowplow
Location: Lobato, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: CTS OY
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 29, 2020


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 14, 2020

Views: 1,058
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Photo ID: 728616

Cumbres & Toltec Rotary snowplow OY clears the narrow gauge right-of-way eastbound upgrade toward Cumbres Pass just above Dalton, New Mexico, on February 29, 2020. Engineer Max Casias, located in ... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Rotary snowplow
Location: Dalton, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: CTS OY
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 29, 2020


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 12, 2020

Views: 1,152
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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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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Mar 12, 2020

Views: 2,793
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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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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Mar 12, 2020

Views: 1,469
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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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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Mar 12, 2020

Views: 1,780
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Favorited: 13

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