Who's Model Railroad is this Anyways?
Cumbres and Toltec 487, a Mikado built for the Denver and Rio Grande Western, coasts by Cresco Colorado's water tank on its decent of from... (more)
Under the Juke’s Tree
From under that famous tree in delightful Fall morning light the daily passenger train rolls up the grade for Cumbres Pass.
Fall Color at Coxo
The valley is echoing from the double header working up to Cumbres Pass on the Cumbres & Toltec.
Lake Lobato: The climb begins in earnest. The Cumbres & Toltec Rotary Outfit takes the turn at Lake Lobato as it emerges from The Narrows and digs into the 4% grade that culminates at Cumbr... (more)
The Rotary train rounds Windy Point clearing the track to Cumbres Pass.
Big Horn Wye. Here's an angle you don't often see of an RGS re-creation freight, turning on the wye at Big Horn, New Mexico. Built in 1880, the wye here was often used as a turning locati... (more)
Approaching Cumbres Pass. With her pops lifting and her Fireman's injector going full-blast, DRGW 453 hauls a mixed freight the last mile up the eastern approach to the 10,000 ft. Cumbres P... (more)
Toward Chama via Cumbres. DRGW 453 charges upgrade past the Los Pinos Tank toward Cumbres Pass, amidst the breathtaking display of fall colors on the hills to the north.
Of course, the l... (more)
Crossing Cascade Creek. A Rio Grande Southern freight re-creation tip-toes across the iron trestle over Cascade Creek on a breezy fall afternoon. Heading up our train this day is DRGW 453,... (more)
A photo charter is working it's way around Phantom Curve during one of many photo runbys that day on the C&TS.
Sunrise at Ferguson's. DRGW K-27 Mudhen #453 steps across Ferguson's Trestle at MP 285.87, just moments after sunrise, hauling a freight westbound toward Chama and Durango, via Cumbres Pass... (more)
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic K-36 #484 climbing into the mountains with a engineers school freight on a chilly October morning.
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad K-36 class 2-8-2 #484 pulls a 12 car engineers school freight train through 'Windy Point' nearing the top of Cumbres Pass in southern Colorado.
We lucked into catching the last two days of Cumbres & Toltec's engineers school. They were using K-36 class #484 pulling 9 freight cars and a caboose seen here a couple miles west of Los Pinos.
The Cumbres & Toltec was extremely busy on Saturday, September 29. Beside the two “regular” trains from Chama and Antonito, there was a charter photo freight from Antonito and Osier, and a Gallopi... (more)