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.
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!
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