The Ole’ Mudhen #463 Work’n Hard
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!
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!