Skip to comments.Chasin da train in da sun wid snow 2011-10-08 (NM-CO photo gallery)
Posted on 10/10/2011 5:26:59 PM PDT by CedarDave
Follow the link for the whole nine yards. I haven't had time to look at all of them yet Here is just a sample of what Ma nature did for us today AWESOME day!
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Take time out from your busy day to view nature's beauty made accessible by man's building a mountain RR in the 1880's and still preserved for our enjoyment.
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Just beautiful! Thank U!
Thanks, Cave...posted to my FB page, HT to you.
LOL..Cave should be Dave.
Snow always looks great from a safe distance. As in Texas.
Another video link:
Camera is mounted on the back of the helper engine’s tender. The train has to stop to proceed one engine at a time to cross 100-ft deep Wolf Creek on Lobato trestle. The trestle was rebuilt this past spring after it burnt down in June 2010. At the summit of the pass the road engine, #487, takes on water while the helper is cut off to return light to Chama. This is railroading as it was done 3/4 of a century ago and in summer or fall is not to be missed.
The videos are by Roger Hogan who works for the RR.
We even got to meet Slim & Abner (not that I'm exactly braggin' about the meeting Slim part)
what wonderful pix Martin. I especially like the last one. I never knew these events existed. (well, what I know about ballooning is minor)
thanks so for sharing
ping for later
Ive long loved that train....need to do it again
In Skagway Alaska, the White Pass & Yukon Route is spectacular.
I could do without the balloon fiesta, but not without the Cumbres & Toltec RR.
You got to ride in one of the balloons!! Great!
See what I had to put up with for 12 years!
The balloons used to drift over our neighborhood during the mass ascensions.
Judging by the angle of your photos, you went up. It’s a strange flying experience if you’re moving slowly, because you don’t “feel” like you’re flying. You’re just standing there watching the ground recede from you. At least, that was my impression. I was also treated to a near crash-landing near the Unser residence.
I will be going back to southern N.M. in less than a month, to spend the winter there near the Gila N.F.
Being a lifelong Southerner, I am amazed at the extreme weather changes there depending on elevation.
Thanks for the post, beautiful
'Course, I'm no longer the cowboy outdoorsey type, preferring a warm fire and time to enjoy reading.
Just Wow! Loved the video. Their still breathing and spewing steam and alive!
I miss going there as it was always quite a sight to behold.
We landed in someone's front yard over in Rio Rancho!
Just about anywhere else on Earth, landing a 77,000+ cu. ft. hot air balloon in someone's front yard would be considered an affront.
In ABQ, they welcome you with coffee & Pepsi!
You’re making me homesick. I’m glad you are having a good time out there though. Sorry I’m not there to show you some of the garden spots like The Frontier, and the Chevy on a Stick.
This is beautiful!...Love Colorado
This is beautiful!...Love Colorado
Did they have a traffic jam on I-25 like they did in 2009?
I passed by it the day before going to a funeral in Farmington. When we left, we went accross the mountains to Taos and Clayton, then hwy 412 to home.
We lived in the River’s Edge area - is that where you ended up?
The owner of the Durango and Siverton is now the new operator of the Cumbres & Toltec!! Look for an increase in passenger levels from 30,000 to 60,000 inside of five years.
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