Double Header On The Cumbres &Toltec Scenic Railroad

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This New Mexico narrow gauge railroad takes you back in time!

No narration, no music, no nothing but the beautiful sound of these two Baldwin Locomotives hauling their heritage cars!

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Locomotives Denver & Rio Grande #’s 463 and 487 put on quite a display while traversing the beautiful New Mexico and Colorado countryside through tunnels, up the Cumbres Pass and along narrow shelves above gorges on its way from Chama, New Mexico to Antonito, Colorado.

The lighter weight (136,650 lbs) K-27 locomotive #463 takes the lead followed by the larger(187,000 lbs) K-36 locomotive #487 on this double header display of old time steam power!

D&RGW #463

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

D&RGW #487

  • Builder – Baldwin Locomotive Works 1925
  • configuration – 2-8-2
  • Drive diameter – 44 inches
  • locomotive weight – 187,100 lbs

Which locomotive do you think is working the hardest?

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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