Passengers board at Chama as 489 is fired up ready to make the trip to Antonito, CO.
Serious clag ( smoke ) from a tripleheader.
Love shooting in the Chama terminal. Friendly staff gave me the run of the place, even turning off some lights that were a problem. Open bulb with multiple flashes. Hard not to overexpose those... (more)
Predawn in Chama yard as the crews prepare for a tripleheaded freight to head over the pass.
K-36 #489 glistens in the October sun.
C&TS #489 simmers away in Osier waiting for the Westbound to roll in. We will continue our trip to Antonito once everyone finishes lunch. I was guilty of spending more time taking pictures of the ... (more)
The westbound San Juan Express heads out of Chama for Durango....actually just the daily C&TS train heading west out of town to the end of modern day track to turn on the wye, but with a full yard... (more)
489 receives some attention from her crew after arriving from Antonito as the passengers de-train.
After completing her run from Antonito, 489 is topped off with sand at the end of the day.
No. 489, pulling the regular 10:00 AM Train out of Chama, has slowed to a crawl as it passes a flock of sheep grazing in the high country.
Sitting in Chama, New Mexico, a Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad train, led by 2-8-2 489, waits to depart. This former Rio Grande K-36 Mikado (the last of ten built by Baldwin in 1925) looks mass... (more)
C&TS 489 stomps up to the water plug at Cumbres Summit with the morning train from Chama, New Mexico.
C&TS smokes it up passing the famous Jukes Tree as it departs Chama, New Mexico.
After a night of heavy rain, C&TS 489 is being prepared for a run up Cumbres Pass.
K-36 #489 and its train are curving their way out of the Chama Valley on the upgrade run on Cumbres Pass.