Denver & Rio Grande Western RR 2-8-2 No. 489
Chama, NM, United States
Location: Cumbres & Toltec
Status: Operational
Posted: Dec 16, 2020 @ 20:12:54 by
change fuel to oil. 489 is being converted during her 1472
Posted: Jan 15, 2020 @ 08:01:34 by Jack Spencer
489 is currently out of service as she is undergoing her 1472-day exam in Antonito, CO but is expected to return to service for opening day this year.
Posted: Feb 3, 2009 @ 14:02:51 by Isaac
489 is back in steam!
Posted: May 22, 2008 @ 05:05:28 by Isaac
The magazine STEAM TODAY reports that this locomotive is operational or will be very soon. Is this true?
Posted: Dec 15, 2007 @ 12:12:54 by Mark H.
#489 is still undergoing restoration at Chama. It was supposed to be completed in time for the 2007 season, but the crew didn't get it back up and running in time. The railroad hopes to have the engine back in operation by the 2008 season and then start restoration on Engine #463.
Posted: May 9, 2006 @ 18:05:40 by WilliamDiehl
As of May 2006, no serious work has been preformed upon the locomotive, now resting in the Chama "Swamp"
Posted: Feb 17, 2005 @ 22:02:29 by Brian

Currently awaiting an ultrasound test.  Most likely won't be out for the '05 season but a grant from the state of New Mexico has been given to the C&TSRR to help with the restoration of 489.


Posted: Apr 9, 2003 @ 01:04:03 by Achintha