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Rio Grande Snow Trains
Re-creations of snow-fighting trains on the former Denver & Rio Grande Western Narrow Gauge System
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Photo ID: 727792

Lake Lobato: The climb begins in earnest. The Cumbres & Toltec Rotary Outfit takes the turn at Lake Lobato as it emerges from The Narrows and digs into the 4% grade that culminates at Cumbr... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Lobato, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: C&TS OY
Train ID: C&TS Rotary Outfit
Photo Date: February 29, 2020


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Added: Mar 05, 2020

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Photo ID: 727735

Through the Narrows. Propelled by the muscle of two, 94-ton, K-36 Locomotives, the Cumbres & Toltec's Rotary Snow Plow "OY" pushes through the stretch of track known as "The Narrows" about ... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Chama, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: CTS OY
Train ID: C&TS Rotary Outfit
Photo Date: February 29, 2020


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Added: Mar 04, 2020

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Photo ID: 582671

"Old Maude". Finally spotted in a location where I could get a decently lit shot of her, DRGW Rotary Snow Plow OM occupies one of the storage tracks at the north end of the Chama ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Chama, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW Rotary OM
Train ID: None
Photo Date: October 02, 2015


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Added: Jul 14, 2016

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Photo ID: 571657

Miller Time on the D&RGW. With its plowing mission complete and its tender cistern filled for the short trip home to Antonito, a D&RGW Flanger Outfit heads east around Lava Loop, with her B... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: San Miguel, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: Flanger Extra 487
Photo Date: March 13, 2016


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Added: Apr 01, 2016

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Photo ID: 571656

Twilight at Lava Tank. Shortly after sunset, a D&RGW Flanger Outfit pauses for water at Lava Tank, before returning to Antonito for the night. There's a reason why this location is known ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: San Miguel, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: Flanger Extra 487
Photo Date: March 13, 2016


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Added: Apr 01, 2016

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Photo ID: 571504

Sweet Light at MP 299.0. Leaving Big Horn and proceeding east toward Antonito, our charter leaders spied a nice little pond, created by runoff from melting snow. Hoping for a reflection sh... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Big Horn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: Flanger Extra 487
Photo Date: March 13, 2016


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Added: Mar 31, 2016

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Photo ID: 571381

Bucking the deep stuff at MP 307.0. Just west of Sublette, DRGW 487 slips the drivers a bit as she struggles uphill through the "white concrete" with a full flanger consist behind... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sublette, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: Flanger Extra 487
Photo Date: March 13, 2016


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Added: Mar 29, 2016

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Photo ID: 571380

Deep Snow at MP 306.5. When the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec planned this flanger charter, the goal had been to reach Sublette. When a similar charter was done a year before, reaching ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sublette, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: Flanger Extra 487
Photo Date: March 13, 2016


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Added: Mar 29, 2016

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Photo ID: 571262

Arriving at Sublette. A D&RGW Flanger outfit is seen here arriving at the remote Section House in Sublette around mid-afternoon. This complex of buildings was historically occupied by a s... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sublette, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: Flanger Extra 487
Photo Date: March 13, 2016


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Added: Mar 28, 2016

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Photo ID: 571181

To the East, Mt. Blanca. This is a rather unique spot on the line from Antonito to Chama. I'm literally standing next to the ROW on an elevated mesa, with Milepost 292 just a few yards to ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: San Miguel, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: Flanger Extra 487
Photo Date: March 13, 2016


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Added: Mar 28, 2016

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Photo ID: 571138

D&RGW Flanger OJ. This little critter was the focus of the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad's 2016 winter charter. One of at least 10 such cars that were built by the Denve... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Antonito, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: Flanger Extra 487
Photo Date: March 13, 2016


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Added: Mar 28, 2016

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Photo ID: 570635

End of Standard Gauge. This image was an effort to re-create the 1950 Bob Richardson photo that the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec used to advertise the 2016 Flanger Charter. That histori... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Antonito, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: Flanger Extra 487
Photo Date: March 13, 2016


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Added: Mar 23, 2016

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Photo ID: 570634

Sweet Home Antonito. Lately, I've been on quite a number of charters, during which night photo sessions were planned. Unfortunately, on most of them, the night sessions ended up being canc... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Antonito, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: None
Photo Date: March 12, 2016


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Added: Mar 23, 2016

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Photo ID: 570566

Bottom of the Whiplash - Flanger Extra 487 Eastbound. After doing a little plowing on the first day of our Flanger charter, the train turned at Big Horn and headed back to Antonito. Along... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Colorado-New Mexico Border, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: Flanger Extra 487
Photo Date: March 12, 2016


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Added: Mar 23, 2016

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Photo ID: 570526

Plowing at Big Horn. Snow at last! Our special Flanger Charter encountered the first plowable snow just west of the Big Horn Wye. Just a few hundred yards further west from that, we too... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Big Horn, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: Flanger Extra 487
Photo Date: March 12, 2016


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Added: Mar 22, 2016

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