A Cumbres & Toltec engineers school freight train rolls past the very few homes at Los Pinos
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad #484 pulls a freight through Los Pinos as part of their engineers school.
C&TS #484 pulls 10 freight cars and two cabooses on its way east towards Osier.
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 daily Antonito-Chama passenger train traverses a barren, tranquil area on it's mountain-climbing route.
No need for water here today, K36 489 leads a train of passengers down towards Chama.
A monsoon has taken over the Cumbres Pass as the westbound train out of Antonito chugs up the grade toward summit, bypassing the need for water at the water tank. This train would eventually encou... (more)
Having made its meet with the eastbound passenger train, K-36 #484 climbs through the curve at Los Pinos, bound for Cumbres Pass.
Whistling past the water tank at Los Pinos, K-36 #489 is about to have a meet with #484 on a freight train holding in Los Pinos Siding. The freight train is running for the Cumbres & Toltec's pop... (more)
Along the Rio de Los Pinos. A 30-car D&RGW Freight runs compass southeast in the cool morning light along the Rio de Los Pinos, en route to Osier, Antonito and eventually, Alamosa.
Baldwin K-36 No. 487 drifts down off Cumbres Pass and passes the water tank at Los Pinos on the trip to Antonito. The return trips to Chama take on water before climbing up to the pass.
Barreling west toward Cumbres Pass. D&RGW Locomotive 315 charges upgrade, passing Los Pinos Tank on the westbound run to Cumbres Pass. Los Pinos Tank is operational and often used by sma... (more)
Climbing towards Cumbres Pass.
RGS 455 at Apache Canyon. RGS 455 (DRGW 463 in disguise) hauls her freight around the rock formation just east of Apache Canyon Crossing at about MP 327.75. This particular location and... (more)
After two days of hard work, in what was originally thought to take only two days. Rotary OY and 487 must continue on late into the evening, so they can finish the job to get the line open for the... (more)