RailPictures.Net Photo: DRGW 484 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Steam 2-8-2 at Toltec, New Mexico by Kevin Madore
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» Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (more..)
» Steam 2-8-2 (more..)
» West Switch of Toltec Siding (MP 311.0) 
» Toltec, New Mexico, USA (more..)
» September 30, 2015
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» DRGW 484 (more..)
» Work Extra 484 (more..)
» Kevin Madore (more..)
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Meet me at Toltec. The crew of a Denver and Rio Grande Freight observe the passage of a fast passenger train, as they sit in the hole at colorful Toltec Siding. Of course, the freight is a photo special, organized by Historic Transport Preservation (HTP), and the passenger train is really the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad's daily westbound (#215) out of Antonito, CO, bound for Chama, NM.

Toltec siding is one of the most lengthy on the entire 64 miles of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. Originally only 1,166 ft long, this siding was lengthened during the 1950s to be able to handle trains of as long as 75 cars. In recent years, this siding has been used frequently by photo charters in situations just like this one, and because of this, the C&TS Personnel have spent considerable effort improving the quality of the track. And as can be seen here, during fall colors season, it's a great place for a passing shot.

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