The Ole’ Mudhen #463 Work’n Hard!

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The Cumbres and Toltec Railroad elevation reaches over 10,000 feet!

Locomotive Denver & Rio Grande Western #’s 463 (formerly #315) puts on quite a display while traversing the beautiful New Mexico and Colorado countryside rounding the curve headed to the Cumbres Pass.

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On a excursion from Chama, New Mexico to Antonito, Colorado, the #463 works hard climbing the steep terrain.

The lighter weight (136,650 lbs) K-27 locomotive #463 takes on the appearance of her nickname (the Mudhen) due the her squatty appearance!

Some quick facts about

  • Builder – Baldwin Locomotive Works 1903
  • configuration – 2-8-2
  • Drive diameter – 40 inches
  • locomotive weight – 136,650 lbs
  • Nickname – “The Mudhen”

Let us know if you have ever taken this excursion train and what your experience was like! We would love to hear your comments!

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