The morning sun illuminates the magnificent power of 489 and 487, working hard up the hill with a full train of passengers, as they come up upon the water tower at Cresco. Both locomotives have al... (more)
Veteran Cumbres and Toltec Railroader Ray Martinez calls helper locomotive 489 back to a joint with road locomotive 487 in preparation for the daily train's journey up Cumbres
No need to grab a thirst buster today, as the Cumbres and Toltec's daily train is led by a double headed whammy of K-36 power past the water tank at Cresco.
Making the final strides into Cumbres, K-36 488 leaves Tanglefoot Curve under threatening skies. The train would end up arriving an hour late into Chama after a mudslide blocked the track just we... (more)
A child welcomes the westbound crew and passengers to New Mexico after a long run from Antonito. The train suffered an hour delay after monsoonal showers caused a mudslide along the right of way j... (more)
The NKP 587 in happier times, doubleheading with NW 1218 toward the Southern Loops and Asheville in the summer of 1989. The engine has recently been moved in pieces from its long-time home in Ind... (more)
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad train No. 216 crosses the Rio Chama Bridge departing Chama, New Mexico, on June 6, 2018.
Gate Keeper's Flag
As fast as a metre gauge train can run the stone train from Zingyaik runs over the main road level crossing close to Abya, well protected by massive gates.
The local transport in Myanmar (Burma) can be very traditional. As our charter train reached the station all of a sudden two oxen carts with rice sacks came from a pat... (more)
Travelling like hobos in an open freight wagon is required when a freight train should look 100% authentic and there are not sufficient seats in the guard's van. But it's f... (more)
Boarding the Train
This is how the FarRail group boarded the freight train. To make the train looking 100% authentic we didn't add any passenger coaches to the train and travelle... (more)
Honing the Saw Blade
In a tiny, local saw mill the workman pauses from sharpening the saw blade as the steam train passes by.
Before sunrise an empty stone train approaches the station Zingyaik. Usually stones will be loaded here and will be brought to the construction sites in Yangon. Our ... (more)
Palm Tree Alley
Coconut palm trees seaming the line near Hninpale, a minor station on the secondary main line Mottama - Bago. The train has to master a gradient here.
Once the sun set you often think it's over with photography. Not so on January 12th, 2018. About 15 minutes after sunset the before dreary sky turned purple and enab... (more)