She'll be coming round the mountain when she comes. The 315 traverses Windy Point before arriving at Cumbres.
I thought Lerro put on on a great recreation of an authentic Cumbres turn. There was only a slight breeze, but that is enough to pull the smoke ahead of the slow moving Mikados.... Clamoring up ... (more)
A freshly painted Baldwin 2-8-2 slugs it's way around Windy Point at 9800 feet elevation. The Cumbres summit at the Continental Divide is just around the corner.
DRGW 487 is rounding Windy Point and is now in full assault of the final few hundred yards of 4%. If all these cars had been loads this train would have been quite near the tonnage limits for the... (more)
Pete Lerro Charter 2012. Elbow to Elbow in a photo line, 487 storms upgrade making a run for the 4%.....
Pete Lerro Charter 2012. This was the second run-bye at my favorite point of the C&TS. This time with a little more smoke. The grade here actually exceeds 4% for very short sections..... Quite a... (more)
I was able to attend the Last Day of the Pete Lerro Charter over Cumbres Pass on October 23, 2012. The morning consist was a very authentic looking freight. Here the train climbs the 4% at Windy ... (more)
Climbing the hill. Cumbres & Toltec 2-8-2 489 was disguised at "Denver & Rio Grande Western 485" last September for a Lerro Productions photo freight charter. The 485 works hard to lift the... (more)
Westbound CN intermodal train No. 101 passes Windy Point (Snaring) along Jasper Lake and near Jasper, Alberta, Canada.
While I was unable to Ride the Lerro Charters due to commitments to a brand new niece in Durango and Work, I was able to visit for a couple hours.... I hope he comes back next year perhaps timing ... (more)
The rear unit of a three-unit SD40-2 pusher set passes a BN safety sign at Windy Point, on the climb up Crawford Hill.
SD70MAC 4004 and two sisters on the headend and 3 on the rear have this coal train easily in hand at Windy Point along Turnagain Arm. In the background is the Kenai Peninsula. All this power doesn... (more)
C&TS scenic frieght aproaches Cumbres under the assult of a heavy wind....
CP8806 + OWY9029 lead a pipe train past Windy Point in Wind River Canyon on 3 May 2007
The uphill bound train on the left has just passed car #18 at an elevation of 12,130 feet above sea level. Some parts of this railway have 25% grades.