|Denver & Rio Grande Western 485; Perry's Pond, Cumbres, Colorado|
So how could No. 485 be working its way from Chama, N.M., to Cumbres Pass, Colo., on September 21, 2011?
The answer starts the previous night, September 20, in the shop of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic. In preparation for a photo charter, Pete Lerro of Lerro Productions and his team are scraping numbers off the side of K-36 No. 489 and swapping out number boards. The C&TS has filed paperwork with the Federal Railroad Administration for a number reassignment, and the result is D&RGW No. 485 is once again an official locomotive.
|Mitch Goldman of Lerro Productions removes a number from K-36 No. 489|
|D&RGW No. 485 outside Chama, N.M.|
|D&RGW No. 485; Tanglefoot Curve, Cumbres, Colo.|
|Sunset at Cumbres Pass, Colo.|
|Night on the narrow gauge at Cumbres Pass, Colo.|
|Under the stars at Cumbres Pass|