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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Railroad News - Cumbres & Toltec - Photographers Special With K-36 Plow & Flanger

Written By: Ken Hulsey
Source: Cumbres & Toltec Senic Railroad

On December 4th the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad will be running a special train for photographers featuring a K-36 locomotive with plow attached through the snow swept mountains of Colorado and New Mexico.

Railroad buffs will not want to miss this one. The Toltec, which operates ex Rio Grande narrow gauge equipment, runs through some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States. Not to mention that steam locomotives produce amazing plumes of steam and smoke during the cold winter months. This combination will undoubtedly produce some incredible opportunities for some once in a lifetime railroad photographs.

If you love trains, or just love photography, this is an event that shouldn't be missed!

Here is the info from the Cumbres & Toltec website:

Winter Photographers Plow Extra with K-36 Locomotive, plow and flanger

Friday, December 4--Weather Permitting

Cost: $275 Chama to Cumbres Heated Passengers Cars
$325 Chama to Cumbres Caboose (limit 10)

50% discount FOR CHILDREN UNDER 18
Departs Chama: 9:30AM
Arrives Chama: 2PM (Approximate)

Join us aboard the C&T for this rare opportunity to view and photograph the iron horse working hard to clear track along the line. This winter train adventure is sure to delight railfans as they watch crew members turn on the wye, clean SWITCH stands and battle the elements. A box lunch will be provided along with hot beverages. So bundle up, grab your camera and prepare for a unique ride aboard the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. The consist will include two 40 seat coaches along with an open gondola and the 05635 caboose. Run-bys at road crossings as time permits.

From 2:30 to 4:00 after the "Winter Photographers Plow Extra" there will be a slide show of 300 slides of "Snow Fighting On The C&TSRR" along with the "Great blizzard of 1957". We will have snacks & Hot Chocolate and Coffee available. The show will be put on by Rich Muth "Docent Extraordinaire"

There also will be a night photo shoot (weather permitting) using Locomotive 487. This shoot is being organized by the famous Michael Ripley.

Call 1-888-286-2737 to make your reservation.

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