463, one of only two surviving D&RGW K-27 class "Mudhens" simmers at the Chama shops in the morning sun after working the day before.
White passengers enjoy lunch, 463 cools her heels on her eastbound trip to Antonito from Chama.
Chama is a time capsule - particularly in the morning when the smell of hot cylinder oil and coal smoke is in the air and the engines are being prepared for another day of work. It's a credit to t... (more)
In a scene that has played out thousands of times before in Chama, a crewman cleans the ashpan prior to a day of work.
At last I have gotten to see an operating "mudhen". Made my year. That headlight was used apparently in the movie "Rio Grande". What I am wondering is, did the locomotive ever operate in black ... (more)
Done up as D&RGW and adorned with a fake oil headlight left over from a movie production, this extra is picking up a gon in the siding as cold mists cloak the peaks and the light fades in the magn... (more)
C&TS K-27 463 sits outside the Chama shop waiting for its turn inside for restoration. 463 had been stored at Antonito until just a few days before this photo when it was brought back to Chama for... (more)
The engineer and conductor exchange a snack befor their trip.
climbing hard over the pass
The fireman washes out the cab to get ready for the days trip.