This image goes back to the archives from our first trip to the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad. We were treated to a double header on the day after riding when we were out photographing them. At this point they are heading out of Chama, New Mexico on the way to Antonito, Colorado. It's a mostly uphill trip for half of the way and they are working hard. You can tell by the very dark smoke of the rear locomotive that they just had a load of coal shoveled in. When it first goes in, it's very dark due to blowing off all the dust and that's where the ciders come from that fall on you and the train as you ride. White clothes on a steam train aren't the best. :-) Hardly any of this black dust stays in the air.