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MOUNTAIN NARROW GAUGE:
American Steam Railroad Sounds Volume Two
Audio CD

Contents

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Audio Track List

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Contents:

Enjoy over an hour of ex-Rio Grande narrow gauge 2-8-2's on this audio CD. Locomotives featured include K27 #463, K28 #473, various K36's and K37 #497. The first tracks cover Colorado's Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, both ontrain and lineside, and the second group of tracks are on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad between Chama, New Mexico and Antonito, Colorado, both in the locomotive cab and trackside - turn up your sound system - close your eyes and you're there amongst the railroad action!

Format: Audio CD - total running time 66 minutes.


Customer Comments:

"... have listened to most of it, and am very much impressed with it ! This will be a cd that I will listen to time and again ..." - DW of Iowa, USA.


Audio Track List

Part One - Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

This 46 mile remnant of the Rio Grande three foot gauge network climbs over 2,700 feet from Durango to the old mining town of Silverton following the Animas River through often inaccessible wild canyon scenary.

480 departs Durango, October 2006 - copyright John McIvor 2008.

Track 1 - 1min 39sec

We are ontrain with ex-Rio Grande Durango & Silverton 2-8-2 K36 #480 as it heads the morning train for Silverton through the streets of Durango, and then as the train picks up speed through the relatively flat open valley north of the town. October 2, 2006.



480 north of Hermosa, October 2006 - copyright John McIvor 2008.

Track 2 - 4min 17sec

Again ontrain with K36 #480 crossing the US550 highway at Hermosa, then the grade increases to 2.5% (1 in 40) as the train climbs through the trees. In the seven mile climb to Rockwood the track rises 722 feet. October 2, 2006.



480 Rockwood Cut 2003 - copyright John McIvor 2008

Track 3 - 2min 50sec

The southbound train emerges from the cutting just south of the 'High Line' and struggles up the short climb towards Rockwood Cut - we are at rail level within a few feet of the locomotive (K36 2-8-2 #480, July 14, 2003).



482 northbound Rockwood, 2006 - copyright John McIvor 2008

Track 4 - 6min 19sec

K36 #482 northbound entering Beaver Creek Canyon south of Rockwood October 3 2006.



481 near Rockwood, 2006 - copyright John McIvor 2008

Track 5 - 5min 53sec

Distant sounds of K36 #481, whistles for the old County Highway crossing above Shalona Lake, then almost disappears, before the sound level increases again and the train rounds the corner, running along the cliffs of Beaver Creek Canyon with the sounds echoing off the rocks before disappearing towards Rockwood then whistles in the distance for the station. October 3, 2006.



473 and 480 near Rockwood, 2003 - copyright John McIvor 2008

Track 6 - 2min 21sec

Double-header with K28 #473 leading K36 #480 around the red granite Beaver Creek Canyon cliffs south of Rockwood July 16 2003.



480 departs Tall Timber Resort, 2006 - copyright John McIvor 2008

Track 7 - 2min 41sec

Ontrain sounds of the northbound train with K36 #480 calling at the Tall Timber Wilderness Resort request stop. The voices of excited passengers are quickly eclipsed by the exhaust of the locomotive quickly gathering speed. October 2, 2006.



480 at Needleton water stop, October 2006 - copyright John McIvor 2008

Track 8 - 4min 48sec

K36 #480 stops just short of Needleton tank, then eases forward as the fireman opens the tender water filler hatch - the hose is dropped into the hatch and the water flows - the engine whistles and the hose is withdrawn - then 480 restarts past the dripping hose, the exhaust echoing through the trees and off the rocks, with the rushing water sounds of the River Animas always in the background. October 2, 2006.



481 Animas Canyon, 2006 - copyright John McIvor 2008

Track 9 - 2min 17sec

The last and narrowest part of the upper Animas Canyon at mp 495 - full of wind, smoke and noise - at 1m 16s the K36 #481's engineer spots the trackside recorder and opens the throttle wide. October 3, 2006.



482 crosses Animas River 2006 - copyright John McIvor 2008

Track 10 - 1min 35sec

K36 #482 crosses the deck timber bridge over the Animas River nearing Silverton. October 3, 2006.



481 departs Silverton, 2006 - copyright John McIvor 2008

Track 11 - 1min 19sec

K36 #481 leaving Silverton running by old depot heading for Durango. October 3, 2006.



Part Two - Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad

The Cumbres & Toltec meanders along the New Mexico/Colorado stateline over 64 miles between Chama, New Mexico and Antonito, Colorado, and includes the infamous 4% (1 in 25) 13 mile climb from Chama (altitude 7863 feet) to Cumbres Pass (10,015 feet). The lighter K27 and heavy K37 2-8-2's are unserviceable in 2008, but sounds of these engines recorded in 1997 have been included for your enjoyment.

PLEASE NOTE - this CD does include some audio tracks previously published in our 'Fall Ride to Cumbres' audio CD - see track list below for details.

463 leaves Antonito, 1997 - copyright John McIvor 2008

Track 12 - 1min 29sec

K27 #463 leaves Antonito with an 8 car mixed empty train for Chama, June 18, 1997.



497 near Sublette, 1997 - copyright John McIvor 2008

Track 13 - 2min 15sec

K37 #497 westbound near Sublette winding through the unspolit groves of aspen and fir trees and then westbound rounding the Los Pinos curve climbing the gentler grades of the last few miles towards the summit at Cumbres Pass. June 18 1997.


488 leaving Chama - October 2006 - copyright John McIvor 2008

Track 14 - 4min 33sec

We are in the cab on K36 #488 as it departs Chama. As well as general cab noise, the sound of coal being scooped from the tender, the steam operated firedoor being operated and coal being added to the fire is heard from 2m 39s. Oct 4 2006.
(Excerpt from audio track available in full on the 'Fall Ride to Cumbres' CD)



487 and 488 Lobato, 1997 - copyright John McIvor 2008

Track 15 - 1min 33sec

K36# 487 heads another 2-8-2 #488 on the eastbound train nearing Lobato June 19 1997.



488 Lobato, 2006. - copyright John McIvor 2008

Track 16 - 1min 57sec

K36 #488 with safety valve blowing rounds the curve, slips, recovers and heads away towards Lobato Trestle on October 4 2006.



488 at Cresco 2006 - copyright John McIvor 2008

Track 17 - 3min 46sec

With an insect buzzing around the mic, the increasing sounds of K36 #488 approaching is followed by whistles, then the train roars through Cresco and slips as it disappears round the curve on the relentless 4% grade towards Cumbres on October 4 2006.
(This audio track also available on the 'Fall Ride to Cumbres' CD)



488 cab at Cresco 2006 - copyright John McIvor 2008

Track 18 - 3min 34sec

Now we are on board K36 #488 in the cab for the locomotive sounds passing Cresco and slipping. October 4 2006.
(Excerpt from audio track available in full on the 'Fall Ride to Cumbres' CD)



487 and 488 near Coxo, 1997 - copyright John McIvor 2008

Track 19 - 1min 34sec

Double-headed K36's 487 and 488 at Coxo highway crossing, June 19, 1997 .



488 near Coxo, 2006 - copyright John McIvor 2008

Track 20 - 2min 35sec

K36 #488 crosses Colorado State Highway 17 at Coxo. October 4, 2006.



488 at Cumbres. - copyright John McIvor 2008

Track 21 - 2min 01sec

#488 finally reaches Cumbres Station and the end of the climb. October 4, 2006.
(Excerpt from audio track available in full on the 'Fall Ride to Cumbres' CD)



484 entering Tanglefoot Curve - October 2006. - copyright John McIvor 2008

Track 22 - 4min 55sec

K36 #484 approaches Tanglefoot Curve westbound, passes left to right on lower side of loop, rounds curve on right and then passes from right to left on upper (closer) side of loop before passing Cumbres siding east switch in the last mile to the summit. October 4 2006.
(This audio track is also available on the 'Fall Ride to Cumbres' CD)



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Updated November 4 2012

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