D&RGW 488 is still climbing hard as it passes the water tower at Cresco.
High Above the Wolf Creek and Chama Valleys... Xtra 488 winds uphill on it's ascent of Cumbres Pass...
#487 drifts downgrade west of Cresco
The second of three engines in this freight special approaches the Cresco water tank.
Jeff Stebbins...the fireman on 487 talks with Soni Honegger, the engineer on 488...later in the day, Soni will bring the 32 car freight train down from Cumbres...in the Dark
No need to take on water...it's all downhill to Chama, SouthWestRails.com
the Cresco water tank can be seen behind the 487 as the excursion train enters Colorado from New Mexico during the long climb up Cumbres Pass; to see the shot with the tank in it, see photo 74140
The train is just entering Colorado from New Mexico as 487 puts on an impressive show pounding uphill past the water tank at Cresco.