A coupler on the tender of Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Mikado No. 489 is locked to the drawbar of coach No. 513, the “Conejos”, the lead car of the railroad’s eastbound passenger train ... (more)
Engineer Jeff Stebbins is at the throttle of Cumbres & Toltec 489 as it switches cars in the Antonito yard.
Cumbres & Toltec 489 takes headroom past the water tower during switching moves at Antonito. The oil-fired K-36, the first steam locomotive on the C&TS to be converted from coal, held down the An... (more)
Cumbres & Toltec 489 is being bedded down for the night after taking on oil and water at Antonito, Colorado.
The 8am train from Antonito,CO nears its destination of Chama,NM behind K-36 #489 just after a brief snow/sleet storm
Rio Grande 489, recently converted from coal to oil, has been holding down the Antonito-Osier most of the summer. The state of Colorado, along with the rest of the southwest, is experiencing an e... (more)
Another sign of the future of narrow gauge railroading in the intermountain west as Cumbres and Toltec #489 departs Antonito on a cloudless August day. The c... (more)
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad K-36 No. 489 leads the Antonito to Osier passenger train around a curve at track speed as it approaches Hangman’s Trestle (aka Ferguson’s Trestle) at mile 285.... (more)
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad 489 arrives in Chama after traversing the 64 miles between Antonito, Colorado and Chama, New Mexico.
The 10am passenger train from Antonito catches some sunshine on a mostly cloudy morning as it works its way through the high desert of southern Colorado and into northern New Mexico from where I a... (more)
An ordinary eastbound tourist train is heading to Antonito in yet another scenic location. Please, when your friends mention that other narrow gauge, recommend this one. It’s better.
Cumbres & Toltec K-36 #489 brings the passenger train through the small yard at Chama,NM on its way to wye the train.
A tripleheader of narrow gauge mikes pounds past the photoline.
The engineer and conductor check in with each other while 489 gets a drink at Cumbres Pass.