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Chasin da train in da sun wid snow 2011-10-08 (NM-CO photo gallery)
The NARROW GAUGE Dead Goat Saloon ^ | October 8, 2011 | Jay Wimer

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!

Picture link:
http://www.chamasteam.com/images/2011-10-08/Gallery/index.html

Video link:
http://www.youtube.com/user/CumbresToltec#p/u/1/Uv7lBi_OP8c

(Excerpt) Read more at goatbbs.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Outdoors; Travel
KEYWORDS: colorado; newmexico; train
Snow, steam, sun, blue sky, autumn color, happy riders. These 80-year old little engines take the eleven cars full of passengers from 7,000 plus feet elevation to over 10,000 feet and plow snow to clear the rails. After cresting the pass they will travel down canyon for a hot lunch at an old cowboy stock stop, Osier Colorado. The passengers couldn't go all the way to Antonito CO (a distance of 64 miles) because the mountain passes they would have to traverse to return to Chama were too slippery for the return buses.

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.

1 posted on 10/10/2011 5:27:09 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...

NM list PING! Click on the flag to go to the Free Republic New Mexico message page.

(The NM list is available on my FR homepage for anyone to use. Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)

2 posted on 10/10/2011 5:31:29 PM PDT by CedarDave (Sarah's out; need a new tagline...)
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To: CedarDave

Great stuff!


3 posted on 10/10/2011 5:37:49 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: CedarDave

Just beautiful! Thank U!


4 posted on 10/10/2011 5:40:23 PM PDT by moondoggie
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To: CedarDave

Thanks, Cave...posted to my FB page, HT to you.


5 posted on 10/10/2011 5:43:37 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Joseph Smith, America’s first Comic Book author. He Produced the Adventures of Nephi-Mormon-Moroni)
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To: greyfoxx39

LOL..Cave should be Dave.


6 posted on 10/10/2011 5:44:40 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Joseph Smith, America’s first Comic Book author. He Produced the Adventures of Nephi-Mormon-Moroni)
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To: CedarDave

That’s beautiful!

Snow always looks great from a safe distance. As in Texas.


7 posted on 10/10/2011 5:46:20 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: Red_Devil 232

Another video link:
http://www.youtube.com/user/CumbresToltec#p/u/2/UMei0jxcDC0

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.


8 posted on 10/10/2011 5:54:10 PM PDT by CedarDave (Sarah's out; need a new tagline...)
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To: CedarDave; Tijeras_Slim; CougarGA7; elkfersupper; abner
Mrs. & I just got back from the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

We even got to meet Slim & Abner (not that I'm exactly braggin' about the meeting Slim part)

9 posted on 10/10/2011 5:56:30 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

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


10 posted on 10/10/2011 6:04:55 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

ping for later


11 posted on 10/10/2011 6:08:31 PM PDT by Big Giant Head (Two years no AV, no viruses, computer runs great!)
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To: CedarDave

Ive long loved that train....need to do it again


12 posted on 10/10/2011 6:08:51 PM PDT by woofie
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To: DollyCali

In Skagway Alaska, the White Pass & Yukon Route is spectacular.


13 posted on 10/10/2011 6:09:06 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: martin_fierro; CedarDave
Thanks for the ping.

I could do without the balloon fiesta, but not without the Cumbres & Toltec RR.

14 posted on 10/10/2011 6:09:47 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: martin_fierro

You got to ride in one of the balloons!! Great!


15 posted on 10/10/2011 6:10:30 PM PDT by CedarDave (Sarah's out; need a new tagline...)
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To: martin_fierro

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.


16 posted on 10/10/2011 6:16:24 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: CedarDave

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


17 posted on 10/10/2011 6:40:39 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: CedarDave
I'm speechless and in awe at God's handiwork.

'Course, I'm no longer the cowboy outdoorsey type, preferring a warm fire and time to enjoy reading.

18 posted on 10/10/2011 6:48:19 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: CedarDave

Just Wow! Loved the video. Their still breathing and spewing steam and alive!


19 posted on 10/10/2011 6:54:21 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: martin_fierro
I always had a meeting scheduled at Sandia during Balloon Fest.

I miss going there as it was always quite a sight to behold.

20 posted on 10/10/2011 7:11:31 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Disambiguator
The balloons used to drift over our neighborhood during the mass ascensions.

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!

21 posted on 10/10/2011 7:46:28 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

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.


22 posted on 10/11/2011 3:45:15 AM PDT by CougarGA7 (Sauron was just trying to get his land back.)
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To: CedarDave

This is beautiful!...Love Colorado


23 posted on 10/11/2011 5:52:03 AM PDT by Guenevere (....We press on.....)
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To: CedarDave

This is beautiful!...Love Colorado


24 posted on 10/11/2011 5:52:48 AM PDT by Guenevere (....We press on.....)
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To: martin_fierro

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.


25 posted on 10/11/2011 8:04:51 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS & PAINTINGS)
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To: martin_fierro

We lived in the River’s Edge area - is that where you ended up?


26 posted on 10/11/2011 11:24:35 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: elkfersupper; woofie
I could do without the balloon fiesta, but not without the Cumbres & Toltec RR.

Just announced:

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.

27 posted on 10/13/2011 9:02:38 AM PDT by CedarDave (Sarah's out; need a new tagline...)
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