Late Night Maintenance on the Cumbres and Toltec

Late Night Maintenance on the Cumbres and Toltec

Late Night Maintenance on the Cumbres and Toltec

This picture is of the inside the maintenance shop for the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railway in Chama, NM.  The 488 had just returned from its daily run bringing tourists over Cumbres pass and was about to be serviced in the Chama shop.  It had departed that morning from Antonito, CO bringing a half-dozen cars 64 miles through the mountains.  Since the 488 would be returning to Antonito in the morning, it was to be kept hot after the service is done so that a fire wouldn’t have to be recreated.

In this picture, they were just about to move it inside of the shop to start the nightly lubrication needed to keep the old engines in good working order.  A companion picture – my “Jiffy Lube” shot was posted earlier.  It can be found here:  I’d Like Your 29.99 Oil Change Special, Please

Vital Stats: Canon 5D Mark II w/Canon 17-40 f/4L @ 40mm.  ISO 100, f/9, 3 shots bracketed +/- 2 stops and merged to an HDR with LR/Enfuse.

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One Response to “Late Night Maintenance on the Cumbres and Toltec”

  1. stone March 19, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

    love this one.

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