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.
489 works hard climbing the 4% grade to Cumbres Pass.
Climbing the 4% grade, 489 snakes through The Narrows with the Antonito bound train.
489 passes Juke's Tree working the start of the 4% grade to Cumbres Pass.
Passengers board at Chama as 489 is fired up ready to make the trip to Antonito, CO.
Serious clag ( smoke ) from a tripleheader.
Love shooting in the Chama terminal. Friendly staff gave me the run of the place, even turning off some lights that were a problem. Open bulb with multiple flashes. Hard not to overexpose those... (more)
Predawn in Chama yard as the crews prepare for a tripleheaded freight to head over the pass.