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Old May 26, 2007, 4:37 PM   #1
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Coal Fired Steam Trains

Today was the first train for our tourist railroad the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. Nice crowd showed up so the railroad used two Steam Engines (Double Header). Our railroad is a Narrow Gauge Railroad.


Building up steam as they cross the Chama River



Hammer Down steep grade ahead



You can see the grade in this photo



Coming out of "The Narrows"



Around a curve and up the grade



The open cars are very popular. We had two on this train



One of the most popular spectator sports in our valley is Chasing the train. Grab your camera get in the car and fill a memory card or two.





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Nice series Roger. Reminds me of our Royal Hudson steam train. It's a beauty too!...cheers........Don
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Old May 26, 2007, 5:24 PM   #3
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Nice series Roger. Reminds me of our Royal Hudson steam train. It's a beauty too!...cheers........Don
Don I like all trains but I guess my fovorite is Steam powered. Thanks for the kind comment and for looking.


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Roger, these are fantastic pictures! I am a huge rail fan and am envious (once again) of your sorroundings! Last year on a visit to Mt. Ranier, WA, I took an exursion on a steam locomotive--I was in the car right behind the locomotive. The heat, the noise, the smell of burning coal...what a high!!

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Great series. Looks like you had a lot of success catching what you chased.



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Great shots all of them. Love to watch the trains go by. I must get out to your neck of the woods one day.
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Roger, these are fantastic pictures! I am a huge rail fan and am envious (once again) of your sorroundings! Last year on a visit to Mt. Ranier, WA, I took an exursion on a steam locomotive--I was in the car right behind the locomotive. The heat, the noise, the smell of burning coal...what a high!!

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Hi to YA!!! Jay, thank you for the kind comment. Old Steam engines are just a lot of fun.


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Nice shots, I love trainspotting myself. But you just can't beat a good old coal steam engine! That's a very nice train, I can see why so many chase it.
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Wait a minute I thought all the Bigma could do was take pictures of birds and wildlife? j/k! :lol:

Great series, thank you for sharing Roger. Ditto on steam engines being favorties. There's just something about them. Just don't see enough of them anymore.


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Great series. Looks like you had a lot of success catching what you chased.



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Hi Jim, Our train if you like to take photos is a two day event you can get some great photos riding in the open car and you can get completely different photos from chasing it by car. Thanks for looking and commenting.


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