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New WebCams - Cumbres & Toltec RR, Chama NM
Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec RR - Yard Cams ^ | October 6, 2012 | Self

Posted on 10/06/2012 3:24:34 PM PDT by CedarDave

Two live web cams went on line this weekend in Chama, NM showing the train yard of the steam-powered narrow gauge RR. As of the time of this posting, the daily eastbound passenger train from Antonito, CO has just arrived and stopped at the depot. After the passengers depart, the two other live steam engines will separate the cars for servicing and arranging for Sunday's departures. All of this under blue skies and autumn fall colors.

Enjoy!

http://www.coloradonewmexicosteamtrain.org/yard-cams.htm


TOPICS: History; Travel
KEYWORDS: chama; locomotives; newmexico; railroads; steam; steamengines; trains

1 posted on 10/06/2012 3:24:41 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

3 foot gauge bookmark.


2 posted on 10/06/2012 3:31:14 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: CedarDave

When I visited Chama in 1995, steam locomotives were being used to haul freight as well as passengers. Visiting Chama seemed like traveling through a time warp to the 1920’s.


3 posted on 10/06/2012 3:38:21 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: CedarDave

Thank You! Thank You! Made me homesick.


4 posted on 10/06/2012 3:39:12 PM PDT by SpeakLittle_ThinkMuch (A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.)
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To: CedarDave

Turns out they are having a special train leaving at 5:30 tonight for dinner and entertainment at the Pavilion at the top of the pass.

http://www.cumbrestoltec.com/Spookeasy


5 posted on 10/06/2012 3:40:59 PM PDT by CedarDave (Presstitutes: Journalists who refuse to ask hard questions and who report by omission or distortion)
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To: LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...
PING for a New Mexico classic!

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To see NM articles by keyword, click here: New Mexico Keywords

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(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.)

6 posted on 10/06/2012 3:48:02 PM PDT by CedarDave (Presstitutes: Journalists who refuse to ask hard questions and who report by omission or distortion)
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To: CedarDave

Does it work using Firefox? I don’t see anything.


7 posted on 10/06/2012 3:49:51 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: CedarDave

Long time ago did the Durango/Silverton narrow gauge trip(actually a couple of times), stayed at a place called The Iron Horse Inn...long ride, but it was nice.


8 posted on 10/06/2012 3:51:18 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: Fiji Hill

One of the beauties of Chama is that the yard is open - no fencing and visitors can wander at will. The camera just showed a family with two children and a dog cross the tracks to the vicinity of the engine house (but they can’t go inside). Parents (and adults) are responsible for their own safety around moving locomotives and cars. Something not usually seen in the 21st century!


9 posted on 10/06/2012 3:58:01 PM PDT by CedarDave (Presstitutes: Journalists who refuse to ask hard questions and who report by omission or distortion)
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To: bicyclerepair

Yes it does - it takes a bit. Make sure your Adblock is off.


10 posted on 10/06/2012 3:59:25 PM PDT by CedarDave (Presstitutes: Journalists who refuse to ask hard questions and who report by omission or distortion)
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To: CedarDave

How cool!


11 posted on 10/06/2012 4:11:32 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Fiji Hill
When I visited Chama in 1995, steam locomotives were being used to haul freight as well as passengers. Visiting Chama seemed like traveling through a time warp to the 1920’s.

The freight cars are restored and mostly for special photo specials. They are having a special photo tour mid-month with participants coming from Europe and Asia. See the link.

http://www.lerroproductions.com/photo-charters/upcoming-charters/cts2012charter

Local freights carry ties and ballast for track work. The track is in better shape than many freight short lines.

12 posted on 10/06/2012 4:20:11 PM PDT by CedarDave (Presstitutes: Journalists who refuse to ask hard questions and who report by omission or distortion)
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To: bicyclerepair

Glad you got it working! Next departure in ten minutes.


13 posted on 10/06/2012 4:25:23 PM PDT by CedarDave (Presstitutes: Journalists who refuse to ask hard questions and who report by omission or distortion)
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To: CedarDave

Took a while to come up, but super HD resolution!


14 posted on 10/06/2012 4:34:26 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

froze up right before departure. Heard the sound but image was frozen on both cams.


15 posted on 10/06/2012 4:39:57 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: CedarDave

Did they replace the burnt trestle?


16 posted on 10/06/2012 4:51:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: bicyclerepair
As a poster said above, super HD resolution which is a bit too much for my older XP computer. My CPU and memory maxed out about that time, too. Of course, it could be overloaded with new viewers.

Here's something a bit different and more modern. Enjoy!
NORFOLK SOUTHERN - CITY OF POSSIBILITIES

17 posted on 10/06/2012 4:53:59 PM PDT by CedarDave (Presstitutes: Journalists who refuse to ask hard questions and who report by omission or distortion)
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To: CedarDave

Kool! High frame rates. Now they need to stick one on the active Locomotives.


18 posted on 10/06/2012 4:55:29 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Replaced the trestle which opened in June of 2011. Never did determine the cause of the fire - a smoldering cinder wouldn’t have caused so much extensive damage. Likely an accelerant was used as the structure was completely engulfed softening and warping the steel supports. But the state fire marshal did not do an extensive investigation so the cause is listed as “undetermined.”


19 posted on 10/06/2012 5:01:37 PM PDT by CedarDave (Presstitutes: Journalists who refuse to ask hard questions and who report by omission or distortion)
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To: CedarDave
I saw the pics of the torched trestle. It looked like a specific attack on the structure. Creosoted ties burn in a nasty fashion.

I talked my kid into driving me up the (former) DRG&W line from Arvada to the Moffet Tunnel a week ago. Nice color. Only saw the eb Amtrak and a work train.

20 posted on 10/06/2012 5:57:15 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: CedarDave

Both cameras just went to B&W.


21 posted on 10/06/2012 6:00:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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22 posted on 10/06/2012 6:26:39 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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