The Rotary train rounds Windy Point clearing the track to Cumbres Pass.
Snow showers greet the Rotary train as it reaches the summit at Cumbres Pass.
Cutting the helper off from the passenger train at Cumbres Pass
We're just over 10,000 feet high in elevation here at the top of Cumbres Pass in southwestern Colorado just after a 40 minute snow squall had come through. Below is a Cumbres & Toltec Scenic freig... (more)
Their train still sloping down Cumbres Pass, Rio Grande 483 and 463 arrive at the Cumbres station to a crowd of railfans.
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad K-36 class 2-8-2 #484 pulls a 12 car engineers school freight train through 'Windy Point' nearing the top of Cumbres Pass in southern Colorado.
K27 at Windy Point
The off beat bark from a pair of Baldwin K-36s fill the crisp fall air as they team up to work westbound tonnage up Cumbres Pass. K-36 489 with its swing helper 484 have been dressed up in Rio Gra... (more)
Rain, steam and narrow gauge. In the middle of a light down pour #487 swings around the last loop of the Tanglefoot Curve with a string of passenger cars in tow.
Cooling its heels while the student crew goes to beans, K-36 #484 stands at the precipice of the steep 4% grade down to Chama.
After cutting away from the eastbound passenger train, K-36 helper #488 takes a trip around the wye at Cumbres Pass to return light to Chama.
Just cresting the summit at Cumbres Pass, K-36 Mikados #488 and 489 slow for a station stop as a brave dog darts across the tracks ahead of them.
Opening Cumbres Pass after a brutal winter in 1997.... The Rotary Snow Plow is cutting into a deep drift as it approaches Windy Point....
With dignitaries from the Railroad Commission on board, No. 487 has backed its train into the Cumbres snowshed to drop them off for lunch at the new pavilion.
D&RGW lettered K-36 locomotives 489 and 484 pose atop Cumbres Pass alongside an interloper from the Rio Grande Southern. Michael R. Ripley [Rio Grande NG Photographer] provided the lighting (sync... (more)