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_DSC7965 (It's time for another 'wild goose chase' as one of my neighbors calls it!  The Geese spent the night bedded down at Cumbres Pass, along with Freight Special #315.  Here we see the Geese backing into the wye, to face east in preparation to follow Freight Special #315 to Big Horn.)
_DSC7967 (It's time for another 'wild goose chase' as one of my neighbors calls it!  The Geese spent the night bedded down at Cumbres Pass, along with Freight Special #315.  Here we see the Geese backing into the wye, to face east in preparation to follow Freight Special #315 to Big Horn.)
_DSC7968 (Freight Special #315 leaving Cumbres Pass at 7:13 AM)
_DSC7971 (Entering Tanglefoot Curve)
_DSC7976 (Geese #5 and #7 are close behind)
_DSC7984 (The passengers of both the Special and the Geese were dropped off at the top of the curve, where they formed a 'photo line' to photograph and video the action on the curve.  They will now climb back on board to continue this odyssey)
_DSC7989 (The passengers of both the Special and the Geese were dropped off at the top of the curve, where they formed a 'photo line' to photograph and video the action on the curve.  They will now climb back on board to continue this odyssey)
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_DSC7993 (The "Narrow Gauge Rendezvous" was a three day event in which the riders paid $759 each for this unique experience.  Most photo runbys were done further down the canyon, away from Highway 17.)
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_DSC8002 (Freight Special #315 at Apache Crossing)
_DSC8004 (Followed by #5)
_DSC8006 (Then #7)
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_DSC8011 (A morning silhouette of Freight Special #315)
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_DSC8034 (Milepost 324 Cross Rio de Los Pinos was the second runby site.)
_DSC8039 (The Geese dropped off their passengers and retreated back out of the way)
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_DSC8052 (Unable to follow the Special down the canyon, I retreated to the west side of Cumbres Pass to catch the regular morning Train #216 East.)
_DSC8059 (Unable to follow the Special down the canyon, I retreated to the west side of Cumbres Pass to catch the regular morning Train #216 East.
  Here we find Engine #487 passing Cresco Tank)
_DSC8062 (It looks like this photographer is being photographed.)
_DSC8069_edited-1 (Another one of those "I looks better in Black & White")
_DSC8071 (Train #215 West pulling into Cumbres Pass)
_DSC8077 (Later, I found Freight Special #315 had picked up Pile Driver OB.  A light rain had been falling and Engine #315 was having a hard time with the extra weight of OB.  I wondered if she would have to double the hill.)
_DSC8081 (Notice that most of the passengers are inside the caboose)
_DSC8088 (Well, It's the little engine that could.  The time was getting late and I wanted to get back to Chama for a social gathering of old time railroaders.  I couldn't wait to hear their stories and taller tales.)

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