K-36 #487 drifts past the coaling tower at Chama with freight train in tow.
Filling up #463 with coal for the grueling climb to Cumbres Pass. That day #463 would double head with #484 to the summit. From there, #484 would be cut off of the front of the train and #463 woul... (more)
Detail study of C&TS 487 and 484 at first light
The operations of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Narrow Gauge maybe long gone, but the railroad still makes its presence in Chama, New Mexico on July 21, 2015.
Cumbres & Toltec No. 484 patiently waits for the passengers from Osier and Antonito to exit the train at the depot in Chama, New Mexico on July 21, 2015 as well look through one of the many pieces... (more)
Once the train crew completes their switching, the hostlers take over and clean out the ash at the pits near the coaling and water towers before taking the locomotive back to the shop building at ... (more)
After dropping off their passengers at the depot, Cumbres & Toltec K-36 No. 484 proceeds through the yard to the west end of town to be wyed for the next day's train on July 21, 2015.
A Pot of Gold in Chama! After a 15-car doubleheader Saturday morning, a 10-car train 215 came into Chama with little fanfare, a lot of it in rain. After the train let everyone off, they pulled for... (more)
On a beautiful late spring evening in Chama Yard a timeless view of narrow gauge railroading illuminated by moonlight is a joy to behold.
Extra 315 doubleheads into Chama with a freight from Durango on a fall morning.
Extra 315's lead engine has just taken water at the double spouted tank in Chama, while 488 approaches on the engine house lead to take on water itself before hooking up to its passenger train.
Chama sunrise. With the newly risen sun filtering through the trees on the east side of the Chama Yard, the shop crew brings the 487 to a halt at the dual-spouted water tank. Having just c... (more)
The Chama Yard looks much as it has for decades. Only the diesel on loan from the Colorado Railroad Museum gives away when this photo was taken.
488 and 487 simmer outside the Chama Engine House on a chilly late autumn evening.
A Lerro Productions Charter
All four active engines on the C&TS gather around the double-spout water tank in Chama Yard. A FarRail/Lerro Productions night photo session.