After chasing the eastbound C&TS train until it entered isolation at Los Pinos. A long drive on a dirt road got me to Osier, Colorado, where the eastbound and westbound trains routinely meet. Soon... (more)
Rio Grande 483 (488 re-lettered) is awaiting departure at Chama, as three crewmen discuss the switching to be done to place helper 484 in the train for the trip up Cumbres Pass.
K27 at Windy Point
The off beat bark from a pair of Baldwin K-36s fill the crisp fall air as they team up to work westbound tonnage up Cumbres Pass. K-36 489 with its swing helper 484 have been dressed up in Rio Gra... (more)
Running straight and level...for awhile
Pushing and pulling #484 and #483 move the freight consist toward Cumbres summit.
Commemorative freight train celebrating the last freight from Chama in August 1968 fights the 4% grades toward the pass.
Note the rear helper per the 1968 practice on the grade here.
Commemorative freight train celebrating the last freight from Chama in August 1968 switches her train after the eastbound helper cutoff.
Cumbres and Toltec doubleheader commemorative of 1968 last D&RGW narrow gauge freight out of Chama enters the Chama yard at the end of its 2 day show.
Cumbres and Toltec doubleheader commemorative of 1968 last D&RGW narrow gauge freight out of Chama enters Tanglefoot curve westbound toward Cumbres Pass
The start of another work day. The passenger train conductor heads over to #484 to confer with the engineer.
Comin' 'round the bend.
The Trains Magazine 50th anniversary freight train takes the passing siding at Sublette to make way for the tourist passenger train.
The Trains Magazine 50th anniversary freight train blast past the Los Pinos water tower on its way back to Chama.
Turning back the clock to 1968, Denver and Rio Grande Western K-36, "#483" yanks her train out of the Coxo Curve as sister 484 begins pushing on the rear at the edge of the frame.