Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Rotary Plow Action
Rotary OY – Working hard on the Cumbres Pass
Supplying the power assist are the former Denver & Rio Grand K-36 Baldwin built locomotives #487 & #484.
The “O” was the designation given to all non revenue producing equipment when the line was part of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad. At one time, the D&RGW railroad had 26 pieces of 3 foot narrow gauge equipment including wedges, flangers, and rotary plows.
OY rotary plow was built in 1923 by the American Locomotive Works is 97 years old.
The states of New Mexico and Colorado purchased the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad in 1970 and renamed it the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railraod.
Let us know if you have ever had a chance to take an excursion on the historic railroad. We would love to hear about your experience!