After topping her 5000 gallon tender tank, the former Denver & Rio Grande Western Locomotive #484 pulls away from the double-spouted Chama Tank and heads for the coaling dock. Of the four operabl... (more)
Back In Black... Pitch Black. In Steam and able to move under her own power for the first real time since going on the ground at Los Pinos Siding which resulted in a broken trailing Truck. Looki... (more)
C&TS 487 is coming into Chama at the end of today's run. It's a national holiday and American flags are flying on the 487.
The C&TS has been restoring equipment, and this one looks almost brand new.
A scheduled train leaves Chama for Antonito. The 484 will battle the four percent grade to Cumbres and then will continue downhill the rest of the way to Antonito. There is a scheduled lunch stop ... (more)
487 returning train from Osier. Locomotive came all the way from Antonito, 64 miles away, switched trains at Osier and finally made it in to Chama.
Beneath threatening skies, the passenger train cruises past the coaling tower nearly to the station.
Railfans sit on a picnic table in the shade as they watch 487 switch in the yard on a very warm day.
Sand dome was just filled using bagged sand. Apprentice practices running loco so he can become an engineer. American flags are flying in flag holders on this day.
488 waiting to begin its journey at Chama.
Four locomotives under steam ready to take trains West to Durango and East to Alamosa. Left to right, #487, #483 (behind 487), #484, and 498 in June of 1967
Mark Yates fills the lubricator on 487 prior to a rotary run up Cumbres.
The temps are way below freezing during the night, steam engines tend to drip, ice forms, and the result by early morning is an engine solidly frozen to the rails. So the hostler burns some oil s... (more)
The rods for D&RGW 489 and other narrow gauge 2-8-2's lay in a pile outside the shop.
D&RGW 488 passes the water tower in the yard in Chama, New Mexico. It is just beginning its long assault that will come to an end at the top of Cumbres Pass.