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A beautiful day on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad with the 2018 Special #315 Charter Part 1 Antonito to Bighorn
http://www.yardlimitproductions.com June 1, 2018 and we come to Chama New Mexico to video D&RGW 315 making a special freight run from Antonito Colorado to Cumbres Pass and back. That video is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSPo98tjTkE We are also here to document the second weekend of the season and feature D&RGW locomotives 484, 487, and 488. The Denver and Rio Grande Western K-36 class are ten 3 ft narrow gauge, Mikado type, 2-8-2 steam locomotives built for the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad by Baldwin Locomotive Works. They were shipped to the Rio Grande in 1925, and were first used along the Monarch Branch and Marshall Pass, but were later sent to the Third Division out of Alamosa. Of the original ten, four are owned by the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and five by the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad Number 485 fell into the turntable pit at Salida and was scrapped in Pueblo in 1955, with many parts being saved. The locomotives are of outside frame design, with the driving wheels placed between the two chassis frames which support the boiler, but with the cylinders, driving rods, counterweights and valve gear on the outside. This general arrangement is shared with the earlier K-27, K-28 and later K-37 Mikado engines. The locomotives' name of K-36 comes from two different sources. The K in the name comes from the locomotives' wheel arrangement (Mikado), and the 36 stands for 36,200 pounds of tractive effort. The K-36s were used primarily as freight locomotives out of Alamosa to Durango, and to Farmington, New Mexico, as well as out of Salida to Gunnison (over Marshall Pass) until 1955 and to Monarch on the Monarch Branch until 1956. They were built with special valves to allow brake control between locomotives while double-heading, and were commonly found between Alamosa and Chama, New Mexico. They were heavily used during the pipe boom in Farmington, and hauled long freight trains between Alamosa and Farmington. In 1937, 3 K-36s, 482, 483, and 489, were equipped with steam heat and signal lines to haul passenger trains like the Shavano and the San Juan Express. Eventually in 1945, 484, 485, and 488, were also equipped, too. With the support of the States of New Mexico and Colorado, and railfans all over the world, these historic locomotives will continue to climb the grade to Cumbres Pass and travel through Toltec Gorge for years to come. Thank you for watching and thank you for 1600 subscribers!
Vlog 042 September 18, 2016 Get more of our stuff at http://themotorhomeexperiment.Com/. In this video, we start our day in Chama, NM, home of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, and end our day in Durango, CO, home of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. It doesn't get much more beautiful than Northern New Mexico and Colorado. The colors of autumn were starting to appear everywhere, painting the landscape with bright oranges, yellows and reds. The vision of a steam train, transports you to another time. A time that was much more simple, rustic and free. Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad: http://cumbrestoltec.com/ Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad: www.durangotrain.com/ Collide With Us On: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/themotorhomeexperiment/ Twitter at https://twitter.com/themotorhomeexp Our RV living Blog at http://themotorhomeexperiment.com/ More RV living on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/Themotorhomeexperiment For a replay of this video: https://youtu.be/u6yHgIKsfkU If you are searching for things like, rv living, living in an rv, full time rv living or anything like it, this channel is the place for you. Get your own royalty-free music at http://charronzone.com/ab THANKS FOR WATCHING! Don't forget to LIKE and SHARE this video to help pass along helpful information to your friends! Your feedback and inquiries are also welcome so let us hear what you have to say with a comment below.
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Part 1 – Durango Station and Roundhouse K-36 class steam locomotive 482 is seen at Durango Station coupling to the train and the 08:45 departure. Then Baldwin companions 486 and 481 are seen being moved by a wheel loader into the roundhouse. Filmed on The Railway Touring Company’s 2017 Colorado and the Rocky Mountains Steam Tour. http://www.railwaytouring.net/ http://www.durangotrain.com/
Our train continues through beautiful Colorado mountain scenery, following the course of the Animas River to the Silverton where the rails just stop in the street, no stop block, no station, the rails just end. Silverton is a real Wild West outpost. Cowboys on horseback driving a herd down the main street, drunken gunslingers and ladies of ill repute touting for business were all that was missing. Silverton looks totally authentic, even though today's visitors are more likely to be tourists, who arrived on the iconic D&SNGRR train up from Durango, looking for a souvenir or a bite to eat. Finally we re-join the train for edited highlights of the return trip along the highline, 400 feet above the Animas River to Durango where we watch the last train of the day arrive as the sun sets on an amazing day. Music - ES_ Quentino 7 - Stefan Netsman - epidemicsound.com
Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad 8 car train 215 arrives into Chama, NM behind K36 484.