RailPictures.Net Photo: DRGW 498 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Steam 2-8-2 at Chama, New Mexico by John West
 
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Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (more..)
Steam 2-8-2 (more..)
Cresco on the DRGW narrow gauge (more..)
Chama, New Mexico, USA (more..)
September, 1964
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DRGW 498 (more..)
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A Cumbres turn approaches the west switch to Cresco siding while climbing to Cumbres. The cars will be left at Cumbres and the engines and caboose will return to Chama. After spending another night in Chama the crew will take a third cut to the top tomorrow, put it all together in one long 60-70 car train, and one engine will take the train down the hill to Alamosa while the helper runs ahead light.
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