No, this is why it's called Tanglefoot. Four levels of tracks can be seen from this angle of the curve as the westbound freight complete with mid-train helper enters the horseshoe cu... (more)
I was able to attend the Last Day of the Pete Lerro Charter over Cumbres Pass on October 23, 2012. The morning consist was a very authentic looking freight. Here the train climbs the 4% approachi... (more)
I was able to attend the Last Day of the Pete Lerro Charter over Cumbres Pass on October 23, 2012. The morning consist was a very authentic looking freight. Here the train climbs the 4% at Windy ... (more)
So that's why it's called Tanglefoot. Rio Grande 2-8-2 485 (actually 489 in disguise) winds its way through Tanglefoot Curve on its way to Cumbres. The train started at the base of the hill... (more)
The climb to Cumbres is almost over for D&RGW 2-8-2 485 and her short train as she loops through Tanglefoot Curve. After passing by, the train will loop behind the photographer and end up on the s... (more)
Climbing the hill. Cumbres & Toltec 2-8-2 489 was disguised at "Denver & Rio Grande Western 485" last September for a Lerro Productions photo freight charter. The 485 works hard to lift the... (more)
A cold rain has turned to wet snow as a Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad photo freight is on the eastern approach of Cumbres Pass, Colorado, on September 17, 1996. All former Rio Grande, Mikado ... (more)
Cumbres after dark. After watering their locomotive, the crew of a late-night, Rio Grande freight hold at Cumbres Station, awaiting their orders to proceed down the 4% grade to their final ... (more)
The 315 starts to head downhill to Chama after dropping some cars off at Cumbres.
Cumbres Pass - Elevation 10,015 MSL. A Chama-bound freight eases up to the water plug in front of the depot at the storied Cumbres Pass Station. Once a very busy waystation on the D&RG Nar... (more)
Steamscape - Tanglefoot Curve. A westbound D&RGW freight ascends the last 100 vertical feet to the 10,000 ft. high Cumbres Pass over a curvaceous, mile and a half stretch of track, known as... (more)
Hammerin' up to Windy Point. A Rio Grande Freight slowly claws its way up the last few hundred yards toward the prominent rock formation known as Windy Point, which overlooks Cumbres Pass. ... (more)
Cumbres Vista. The crew DRGW 485 takes in the afternoon vista from the summit of Cumbres Pass, as they pause just west of Cumbres Station before proceeding down the 4% grade to Chama. Of ... (more)
Caboose 0306 brings up the rear with 2-8-0 315 on the front.
Even though the date is September 17, 1996, winter is creeping in on Cumbres Pass, Colorado. Road engine C&TS K-37 No. 497 rests as K-27 No. 463 cuts out of a freight train amid a heavy snow. This... (more)