Cumbres & Toltec's scenic train slices through Rancho Del Oso Pardo outside Chama, New Mexico. The Ranch also drives a direct message to above-the-law photographers looking for new angles of the t... (more)
Smoke from burning hot brake shoes fill the sky as Cumbres & Toltec 484 rolls downhill at Lake Lobato.
Cumbres & Toltec 484 approaches Lobato Trestle, passing through Weed City. The siding here was the sight of a faux railroad station and water tank used in the filming of a few iconic movies.
Cumbres & Toltec 484 navigates out of the Chama Valley, as she climbs the railroad's ruling 4% grade at Dalton, NM. Once a logging spur, the dirt road crossing remains as an access road to the unc... (more)
Cumbres & Toltec 484 takes on water at the Los Piños Tank. The original tank was rebuilt to smaller specifications in the late 80s.
Cumbres & Toltec 484 shuffles a passenger train around the wye and through the yard at Chama, just as the sun begins to dip below the surrounding mountain vistas
Rio Grande Southern's Motor (AKA Galloping Goose) #5 heads past one leg of the wye at Bighorn, New Mexico. Next stop for passengers, the lunchroom at Osier for a fine lunch.
After a pause in the siding to allow the scheduled C&TRR morning Eastbound from Antonito to pass, D&RG T-12 #168 is again on the move at Sublette, NM 9-25-21. This was a photo charter to benefit ... (more)
Denver and Rio Grande T-12 #168, built by Baldwin in 1883, approaches the cut at MP 303.5 on a Friends of the Cumbres and Toltec photo charter, 9/25/21.
Cumbres & Toltec 484 exits The Narrows, with whistle and deafening stack talk echoing through the valley. The grade stiffens to a steep 4% right around here.
Cumbres & Toltec 484 smokes up a storm at the second grade crossing.
Cumbres & Toltec 484 moves seven cars past the depot in Chama.
Denver & Rio Grande 168 makes a water stop at Sublette while pulling the 4th of July train.
The Curve At Sunrise
C&TS 487 is crossing the bridge that used to take Highway 17 across Cumbres Pass before the road was relocated and enlarged.