2013 Rio Grande Southern Motor #1 by ArizonaLorne
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Motor #1 at Cumbres Pass, N.M.
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A Buick straight 6 provides power for #1
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President of the Ridgway Railroad Museum and Motorman of Number 1, Karl Schaeffer
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Westbound out of Cumbres Pass
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Thanks, but no water needed!
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Pond south of Coxo crossing
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A quick shot through my dirty windshield
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The next day, Friday, was cold and raining as #1 approaches Lobato Trestle
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According to an old Simon & Garfunkel song, 'Everything looks better in Black & White".
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Taking up the rear guard, with Goose #5 in the lead
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...into the clouds, climbing to Cumbres Pass
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The next day, the weather cooperated beautifully. Back at the Chama yard
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Louie Vallejos is reading the 'vehicle manual'. Always a good practice before starting.
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Louie had no problem mastering this machine.
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Take no prisoners, Louie, as he checks before backing #1. Lew and Jerry watch from Goose #5.
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Moving around the Chama Yard
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We waited for the afternoon passenger train to arrive
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Your truly, Lorne A Noyes, after squeezing in the cab.
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Definitely no creature comforts: To get my boots in thru the door, I had to shift them sideways!
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Eastbound after leaving Cumbres Pass. Rod is standing in the stake bed.
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After trans-versing Tangle Foot Curve
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