The gruelling 4% grade is conquered, and the daily Antonito train is on its way to Osier and beyond. Lead loco #484 has detached at Cumbres summit, turned on the wye and the crew chat before headi... (more)
Look at that grade the 487 just pulled its train up.
A little lesson in Grade Here... Chama is at 7,875 ft, Hamilton's Point, where this photo is at is aprox 9,500 ft. With a 4% Grade barking up this hill. If you look towards the Horizon on the lef... (more)
The lead engine prepares to break away from the train.
Double header takes a train up to Cumbres on the 4% grade as it crosses Highway 17 at Coxo. The helper will be removed at Cumbres and then return light to Chama.
A helper is required to take this train up to Cumbres where it will be cut off, turned and then it will start its downhill trek back to Chama.
Helper engine #488 has just arrived with regular train at the top of the pass. Engine #488 will be taken off, turned on the wye and will begin its downward decent back to Chama while the rest of t... (more)
DRHS Photo Freight
487 is working hard up the grade toward Cumbres Pass and gives the crew a little payback for all of the hard work they have been asking of the engine throughout the day. This train is part of Cha... (more)
Chama Steam 2007...at Tanglefoot Curve
Chama Steam 2007...around Windy Point...the end of a 2-Mile Long (in one direction) Runby.