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Rio Grande - Scenic Line of the World
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad and the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad are all that remains of the legendary Denver & Rio Grande Western narrow gauge system. Here you'll find some of my favorites from these two beautiful railways.
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Photo ID: 331975

Light moves. The Cumbres & Toltec's trusty K-36 #488 comes off the 310 ft. span of the Lobato Trestle in an early morning light run from Cumbres Pass back to Chama. A couple of locomotiv... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Lobato, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 488
Train ID: None
Photo Date: September 24, 2009


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Added: Jul 19, 2010

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Photo ID: 331237

"I need another miracle, guys." As the sun sets under dark clouds, a Cumbres & Toltec Fireman (left) briefs the the night crew from the Chama Shop on the issues with his locomotive. For mo... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Chama, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 484
Train ID: None
Photo Date: September 24, 2009


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Added: Jul 12, 2010

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Photo ID: 331105

Apache Canyon - Westbound The daily train from Antonito, Colorado to Chama, New Mexico emerges from behind a rock formation as it transits Apache Canyon about 3 miles east of Cumbres Pass. ... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 488
Train ID: Antonito to Chama
Photo Date: September 25, 2009


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Added: Jul 11, 2010

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Photo ID: 324635

Driftin' down to Los Pinos Tank. The crew of DRGW #484 has the cylinder cocks open as they drift down the hill toward the water tank at the north end of the Los Pinos Valley. The sun is o... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Los Pinos, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 484
Train ID: Chama to Antonito
Photo Date: September 25, 2009


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Added: May 17, 2010

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Photo ID: 323365

Thar she blows! The crew of a Cumbres & Toltec K-36 executes a lengthy, simultaneous blow-down from both sides of her firebox as she coasts across Lobato Trestle with the daily train from A... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Lobato, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 488
Train ID: Antonito to Chama
Photo Date: September 25, 2009


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Added: May 06, 2010

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Photo ID: 318407

Los Pinos Trainset. From this perspective, this Cumbres & Toltec excursion train really does look like sweet G-scale garden layout as she rounds the hairpin curve at the north end of the L... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Los Pinos, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 484
Train ID: Chama to Antonito
Photo Date: September 25, 2009


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Added: Mar 25, 2010

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Photo ID: 318071

After braving snow squalls up in the high country, the daily train from Antonito to Chama coasts across the 310 foot long Lobato Trestle just 4 miles from her destination. From this perspective,... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Lobato, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 484
Train ID: Antonito to Chama
Photo Date: September 24, 2009


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Added: Mar 21, 2010

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Photo ID: 316542

Homeward Bound. An afternoon train from Silverton comes off the Animas River Bridge on the outskirts of Durango and will shortly be arriving back at Durango Station. On point today is #482... (more)

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Durango, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 482
Train ID: Silverton to Durango
Photo Date: September 27, 2009


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Added: Mar 07, 2010

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Photo ID: 316214

Steamscape - Apache Canyon. There are steam tourist trains scattered around the continental US, but nowhere can you photograph them with prettier scenery than in Colorado. The 64 mile lon... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 488
Train ID: Antonito to Chama
Photo Date: September 25, 2009


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Added: Mar 05, 2010

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Photo ID: 311352

Portrait of a working steam locomotive. DRGW #484 runs light in the Chama yard in the beautiful, late afternoon light. Most surviving steam locomotives are transplants to the lines they pl... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Chama, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 484
Train ID: None
Photo Date: September 24, 2009


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Added: Jan 20, 2010

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Photo ID: 311134

The first of two excursion trains returning from Silverton, Colorado runs southbound along US 550 in the late afternoon sun. She's about 9 miles out of Durango and will be back in town in about... (more)

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Hermosa, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 482
Train ID: Silverton to Durango
Photo Date: September 27, 2009


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Added: Jan 17, 2010

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Photo ID: 309668

Steam on high! The daily train from Chama, NM to Antonito, CO claws its way up the last half mile of the 4% grade to Cumbres Pass amidst freshly fallen snow. For steam railroading in the ... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Coxo, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 488
Train ID: Chama to Antonito
Photo Date: September 24, 2009


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Added: Jan 06, 2010

Views: 4,389
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Photo ID: 309561

Narrow gauge equipment was designed for tight fits and the north entrance to the Chama Yard is definitely in that category. In this illustration, the daily train from Antonito, Colorado em... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Chama, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 488
Train ID: Antonito to Chama
Photo Date: September 25, 2009


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Added: Jan 04, 2010

Views: 3,560
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Photo ID: 307096

The daily run from Antonito to Chama blows for the Highway 17 crossing as it enters the yard at Cumbres Pass in an early season storm. Fortunately, the passengers and crew on this trip have seen... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 484
Train ID: Antonito to Chama
Photo Date: September 24, 2009


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Added: Dec 14, 2009

Views: 4,882
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Photo ID: 306501

Tanglefoot Overlook. This scene might be a credible advertisement for the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad's Holiday Train, but in fact, it is a summer tourist season excursion train and th... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 488
Train ID: Chama to Antonito
Photo Date: September 24, 2009


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Added: Dec 08, 2009

Views: 4,489
Comments: 1

Favorited: 15
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