C&TS #484


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The mighty Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad engine #484 has been a workhorse for almost a century. First built in 1925, this coal-fired, steam operated locomotive has seen its share of changes during its tenure. First as a locomotive for the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad hauling freight across northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, and later for Cumbres & Toltec carrying passengers between Chama, New Mexico and Antonio, Colorado, this engine just keeps on going.

The 480 series of locomotives are the last of the narrow gauge engines ever constructed in the United States, making #484 a rolling part of history–literally! Manufactured by Baldwin in Philadelphia, the ten 480 series engines were purpose-built for the terrain that they ran in. They long-hauled freight, pipe, and even natural gas, at least until they were no longer needed. Luckily, however, nine out of the ten engines found new life in both the Cumbres & Toltec and Durango & Silverton scenic railroads. The missing engine, #485, met its end in 1955 when it fell into a turntable pit.

Today, the mighty #484 climbs provides the chance for young and old to experience the incomparable steam engine, a chance not to be missed.

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