I didn't realize it at the time, how glad I would be to have pictures of K37 497 operating. Fast forward 23 years and who know if we will ever see 497 run again.
As the lead helper locomotive of a three-locomotive Rio Grande narrow gauge freight up Cumbres Pass, the crew of K-36 No. 489 looks back at the road locomotive crew taking on water on top of the p... (more)
DRGW 489 West leads a 23 car freight train around Windy Point in the late afternoon.
Denver & Rio Grande Western #489, a 1925 K36 mikado goes around the loop at Tanglefoot Curve with a 30 car freight train bound for Chama and ultimately the oilfields around Farmington, NM. This ch... (more)
Denver & Rio Grande Western #489, a 1925 K36 mikado storms upgrade into Tanglefoot Curve with a 30 car freight train bound for Chama and ultimately the oilfields around Farmington, NM. While the n... (more)
Denver & Rio Grande Western #489, a 1925 Baldwin 2-8-2 drifts past Perry's Pond with 20 cars of a freight train. The massive 30 car freight had to be split in two sections at Cumbres Pass for the ... (more)
Denver & Rio Grande Western #489, a 1925 Baldwin 2-8-2 steams downgrade through Tanglefoot Curve with a long train bound for Alamosa. This was a two day Friends of the C&TS charter that saw a larg... (more)
Westbound passenger train for Chama snakes through Windy Point on a beautiful fall afternoon.
Time-travelers meet at The Pass. Passing through the yard at Cumbres Pass, the time-travelers aboard the Cumbres & Toltec's Train 216 experience one of the many flash-backs they'll have thi... (more)
C&TS 484 pulls out of Cumbres on a very cold summer afternoon.. cold enough for snow to fall at the depot.
Steamscape: Tanglefoot Curve. A Denver & Rio Grande Western freight runs around the Tanglefoot Curve and it runs the last mile of its trek to Cumbres Pass. The road engine this days is DRG... (more)
Double-header westbound at Tanglefoot. A classic, early 1900s double-header graces the complex curves of the Cumbres Loop, known more popularly as "Tanglefoot Curve." This train is westbo... (more)
Pinning on the power. A D&RGW K-27 Locomotive couples up to a freight consist in the yard at Cumbres Pass, in preparation for the trip down the 4% grade to Chama, NM and beyond. On the si... (more)
A grand old Goose spreads her wings. After decades running in circles at her home in the Colorado Railroad Museum, RGS Motor #7, one of the Rio Grande Southern's fabled Galloping Geese, get... (more)
Setting off for Alamosa. With a train of boxcars and gondolas that was assembled in the yard at the 10,000 ft high Cumbres Pass Yard, Work Extra 315 departs eastbound for Alamosa, seen here... (more)