After plowing the former Rio Grande narrow gauge main line east to Cresco, Colorado, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad’s Rotary OY rests in front of the coaling tower at Chama, New Mexico, on the n... (more)
Steam powered rotary snowplow OY is pushing through some of the larger drifts on it's way to the Colorado/New Mexico border, where the days work will end. Hardly a soul around to see this extrav... (more)
After departing Chama, New Mexico, on the morning of February 29, 2020, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad’s Rotary OY begins to throw some snow passing milepost 329 approaching “the narrows.” OY is... (more)
The second locomotive in the consist, CTS 484, and the remainder of the train have to wait for the first locomotive and Rotary OY to cross Lobato Trestle due to a weight restriction on the bridge.
The train has been reassembled after crossing Lobato Trestle and continues its ascent up the 4% grade clearing the track from Chama, NM to Cumbres Pass in Colorado.
On the afternoon of February 29, 2020, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad steam-powered Rotary OY, pushed by 2-8-2 Mikados Nos. 487 and 484, plows its way east on the three-foot gauge railroad, up t... (more)
C&TS #487 arrives at Chama, NM with the daily passenger train from Antonito, CO on a perfect October afternoon in 2004.
Plowing snow between Dalton, New Mexico, and Cresco, Colorado is Cumbres & Toltec Rotary OY and outfit train on the afternoon of February 29, 2020. Pushing the steam-powered plow is K-36 Nos. 487 ... (more)
The Air Up There
Cumbres and Toltec K-36 No. 487 leaps over Wolf Creek on Lobato Trestle on a spectacular fall afternoon. The former Denver and Rio Grande Western Narrow Gauge... (more)
Same as it ever was...
Conductor Ray Martinez brings K-36 487 to a hook to its train on a warm October morning. No radios here, as Ray talks through his body movements to let ... (more)
Who's Model Railroad is this Anyways?
Cumbres and Toltec 487, a Mikado built for the Denver and Rio Grande Western, coasts by Cresco Colorado's water tank on its decent of from... (more)
Cumbres and Toltec 487, a Mikado built for the Denver and Rio Grande Western, steams across Cascade Trestle between Osier and Cumbres Colorado.
Simple Sleeper. The more than decade long restoration of Denver and Rio Grande Railroad (D&RG) 470 (Pullman narrow gauge Tourist-Sleeper Car, 1889) is nearing completion at the Pike's Peak Trolley... (more)
C&T K36 #487 and sister #489 team up on a morning departure from Chama, NM, passing Lobo Lodge 9/26/18. At Cumbres Pass, the #487 will be set off and utilized on a ballast train.
C&T K36 #487 and sister #489 team up on a morning departure from Chama, NM, passing Jukes Tree 9/26/18. At Cumbres Pass, the #487 will be set off and utilized on a ballast train.