Approaching Tanglefoot Curve
K36 487 is nearing the end of her climb up the eastern side of Cumbres Pass as she swings into the approach to Tanglefoot Curve aka Cumbres Loop. Her route will take her around a gradually ascending balloon loop eventually landing her on the higher rail in the foreground. Barely visible in the smoke is sister 488 serving as a mid-train helper for the long photo freight.
Cumbres and ToltecFuture TPOTD