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Date: 01/05/20 04:47
Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad: K36 #484 at Gravity Hill
Author: Rattie

K36 locomotive #484 powers up Gravity Hill in this clip. The location is sometimes referred to as State Line Hill. This is because the railroad crosses the border between New Mexico and Colorado three times in the space of two miles of the climb. Filmed in September 2019.

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Date: 01/05/20 07:08
Re: Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad: K36 #484 at Gravity Hill
Author: tomstp

Very nice video without any wind sound.   Thanks



Date: 01/05/20 07:38
Re: Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad: K36 #484 at Gravity Hill
Author: Txhighballer

Beautiful...and the track looks fantastic!!!!



Date: 01/05/20 08:34
Re: Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad: K36 #484 at Gravity Hill
Author: jcaestecker

One of the best short steam videos on the NG I've seen.  Video of the Day material for sure.

Thanks,

-John



Date: 01/05/20 09:29
Re: Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad: K36 #484 at Gravity Hill
Author: Rattie

Thank you John.  Appreceited.
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> One of the best short steam videos on the NG I've
> seen.  Video of the Day material for sure.
>
> Thanks,
>
> -John



Date: 01/05/20 09:32
Re: Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad: K36 #484 at Gravity Hill
Author: Rattie

I have been visiting the line now for 10 years and the track is unrecognisable from when I first visited. The track gang have done an amazing job.-------------------------------------------------------
> Beautiful...and the track looks fantastic!!!!



Date: 01/05/20 09:33
Re: Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad: K36 #484 at Gravity Hill
Author: zfan

Great video!!



Date: 01/05/20 09:37
Re: Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad: K36 #484 at Gravity Hill
Author: Rattie

I'm delighted that you noticed. We go to great lengths to get good sound as well as images. Two sound recorders were used in addition to the sound that was recorded on the lineside cameras.  If you turn the sound up and listen to the first couple of clips again you will hear wind noise, but properly recorded without the annoying buffeting that you get when it's not done properly.
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> Very nice video without any wind sound.   Thanks



Date: 01/05/20 10:37
Re: Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad: K36 #484 at Gravity Hill
Author: sixbit

Thanks for posting!

That was a very, very, good video. Audio was excellent as well as the cooperation from the scenery, various camera perspectives and of course the loco, consist and really great condition on the roadbed and track. I also loved the way the crew had the loco "set up" climbing those grades, some pretty darn good people in that cab!

John MIlls



Date: 01/05/20 11:43
Re: Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad: K36 #484 at Gravity Hill
Author: callum_out

Excellent video, one of the best I've seen at that location. East side always seems to be second fiddle to the Cumbres grade
but some of us actually prefer the East side.

Out 



Date: 01/05/20 16:44
Re: Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad: K36 #484 at Gravity Hill
Author: 1500fan

Wow. That really captures the experience. 



Date: 01/05/20 17:57
Re: Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad: K36 #484 at Gravity Hill
Author: Bob3985

callum_out Wrote:
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> Excellent video, one of the best I've seen at that
> location. East side always seems to be second
> fiddle to the Cumbres grade
> but some of us actually prefer the East side.
>
> Out 
Traveling west out of Antonito you have a much longer climb even tho the grade is less.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 01/05/20 19:02
Re: Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad: K36 #484 at Gravity Hill
Author: SP4360

Great video, especially the drone pacing.Thanks for posting. I have a bunch of sound super8 that needs to be converted from a rider freight special from1983. No drone pacing back then, but riding a motor car in front of the train, quite some unique film for sure up close and personal.



Date: 01/05/20 21:21
Re: Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad: K36 #484 at Gravity Hill
Author: Earlk

SP4360 Wrote:
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> Great video, especially the drone pacing.Thanks
> for posting. I have a bunch of sound super8 that
> needs to be converted from a rider freight special
> from1983. No drone pacing back then, but riding a
> motor car in front of the train, quite some unique
> film for sure up close and personal.

Were you on the motor car that became a hood ornament?



Date: 01/06/20 08:09
Re: Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad: K36 #484 at Gravity Hill
Author: tomstp

How can anyone who watches this video ever be a diesel fan anymore !



Date: 01/06/20 10:57
Re: Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad: K36 #484 at Gravity Hill
Author: WW

The track gang on the C&TS are some quite unsung heroes.  The gang never exceeds 6 to 12 employees, all very hard-working and dedicated.  Their leader, who sort of likes to stay out of the limelight, is a former D&RGW/SP/UP track "expert" with close to five decades of experience.  The excellent condition of the track is a tribute to his leadership and the dedication of his employees.  His management philosophy he sums up as "you are only as good as the people you have working for you." 

So, to all you railfans, the next time you ride the C&TS and see a member of the track gang, thank them for what they do.  Not only does the good condition of the track make for a more comfortable ride, it greatly reduces the wear and outright destruction of locomotive and train running gear that rough track can cause. 



Date: 01/06/20 10:58
Re: Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad: K36 #484 at Gravity Hill
Author: dan

the loco crews gets tips, hopefully they spread the love



Date: 01/06/20 13:41
Re: Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad: K36 #484 at Gravity Hill
Author: LarryDoyle

Fireman sitting on the seatbox and waving.  He's got that engine exactly where he wants it!

-LD



Date: 01/06/20 14:17
Re: Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad: K36 #484 at Gravity Hill
Author: SD80MACfan

The sceen at the 56s mark looks like something out of an old western movie. I seriously thought some outlaws were going to appear and rob the train.



Date: 01/06/20 16:47
Re: Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad: K36 #484 at Gravity Hill
Author: ns1000

Nice video!!



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