Anebo z Ara. Pak by to projelo všechno
Zpátky k tématu - níže je popsán výlet jednoho amerického člena britského fóra SeriouslySeries na americký Continental Divide, tj. kontinentální rozvodí severoamerického kontinentu:
This year's epic trip in the Dormie was to the Great Continental Divide - approximately 1/3rd of the way across the USA. Traveling in the Dormie is somewhat leisurely so I generally opt for the byways.
Yep, I think I'm on the right road here.
There are clues everywhere.
For the curious, I drove from the beach across California to Barstow, Needles and then into Arizona, Utah and into New Mexico. And finally reached this:
But the real reason I made the trip was to take the fireman and engineer's school on the 3ft gauge Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad - a remnant of the San Juan extension on the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad and now operated for tourists.
The 10am eastbound at the top of 10,000ft Cumbres Pass - the train climbs from 7,000ft to 10,000ft in 19 miles on a 4% grade.
#484 after our first day of school. It's a 4 day class -1st day is classroom and rule book, then light engine to the yard limits. Day 2 is 2 round trips up to the summit and back with 3 firemen and 2 engineers taking turns on a freight train. Day 3 is the whole 64 miles from Cumbres to Antonito and the 4th day is Antonito to Cumbres.
West of Osier on the final trip back to Cumbres
Camping in Mogote Meadows.
Spent a bit of time in Antonito at the Friends of the railroad shops assembling these - replica Pullman trucks for an 1882 Pullman 3rd class sleeper.
Cumbres yard - 2 engines in steam.
After that, it was back home after 5 weeks on the road. I drove back via Flagstaff and visited the legendary TeriAnn Wakeman and swapped Dormobile stories.