Servicing in the Cumbres Yard. After a pretty arduous climb up the 4% grade out of Chama on wet rails, we see the Durango Railroad Historical Society (DRHS) crew servicing their locomotive ... (more)
It's raining in the high country as C&TS 484 works its way between Los Pinos and Cumbres.
C&TS 484 passes the recently-restored section house at the summit of Cumbres Pass.
C&TS 484 pauses at the summit of Cumbres Pass before heading towards Antonito with the August 2016 Engineer/Fireman school train.
I've been a postcard collector for a long time and this is the closest I've ever come a "postcard perfect" shot! Here's Cumbres & Toltec 487, with train 216 from Chama, nearing the summ... (more)
After departing Cumbres, 487 is racing a fast-moving storm as it heads through Coxo towards Chama.
C&TS 487 steams into Cumbres with train 215.
C&TS 487, with train 215 from Antonito, has left Los Pinos and is a few minutes out of Cumbres.
No. 484 has turned on the Cumbres wye and is preparing for the return trip to Chama.
Cumbres in the clouds. With low clouds and fog blowing in and out of the terrain just east of the 10,000 ft. high Cumbres Pass, Train 215 chugs slowly westbound into the Cumbres Loop, more ... (more)
By the late 1950s the final chapter had been written for mainline steam in North America, with the happy exception of those retained for excursion and public relation services, lines of dead steam... (more)
Golden hour switching moves. Having spent the day assisting 2 Cumbres Turns out of Chama, D&RGW Locomotive #489 now begins the task of assembling a 35-car freight that will make the trip t... (more)
Steamscape: The Chama Valley from Windy Point. Nearing the end of her climb to Cumbres Pass, D&RGW 489 rounds Windy Point, with the Chama Valley lit up in fall colors as a back-drop.
Completing a Cumbres Turn. The crew of Chama-based helper Locomotive #489 performs a brief inspection and lubrication of their engine in front of the section house at Cumbres Pass (Elevati... (more)
A Grande Sunset: "On fire" at "Stein's Curve." Literally at the moment of sunset, a westbound Rio Grande Freight suddenly "catches fire" with solar glint, as it negotiates "Stein's Curve", ... (more)