Former Canadian National GMD F9B No. 6622 still hangs onto whats left of its heritage at Alamosa, Colorado, on August 31, 2013. Built in January 1957 for passenger service on CN, The unit went to ... (more)
Apparently the SLRG has gone from steam and classy F units several years back to ugly duckling ex-NJT bandits powering their La Veta Pass excursions. Hopefully the fleet of GPs will also be repain... (more)
A nice looking F40PH rebuild sits in the Alamosa yard. Some unused coaches and F units in the background all look rather worse for the wear.
A single San Luis & Rio Grande F40 pulls a long string of tank cars west out of the yard in Alamosa, Colorado.
Waiting for permission to proceed is San Luis Rio Grande No. 459. Built for Amtrak as a F40PHR it was later rebuilt as a F40M-2F. I hope I have the information correct.
Returning to Alamosa from Monte Vista
Rio Grande No. 169, an 1883 Baldwin 4-6-0, is undergoing slow restoration inside the train pavilion at Cole Park in Alamosa. The tender is finished, and attention has turned to the locomotive its... (more)
The San Luis and Rio Grande’s La Veta passenger train led by EMD FP10 No. 1100, arrives at Alamosa, Colorado, and heads towards the depot on the afternoon of August 31, 2013.
1100 at sunrise....a cold, bone chilling sunrise....
Rare winter steam trip up La Veta Pass is about to board at the depot. #18 has been sitting out SLRG ops for 2014, expected to steam up next summer perhaps.
Originally Amtrak. It looks good but I'm not sure when or if it is used. Due to the steep grades and slow speeds it would seem to be a good "horsepower stretcher" but thus far in two t... (more)
D&RGW narrow gauge K-36 480 simmers away in the roundhouse at Alamosa, Colo. before its run tomorrow to Chama, and then on to Durango. It would be the last winter D&RGW operated its narrow gauge... (more)
Rio Grande Spreader 052 awaits the need to remove snow between switches in the old D&RGW yard at Alamosa, Colorado. It was rebuilt at Burnham from a wood frame flanger in 1941.
Rio Grande Spreader 049, built by Jordan in 1937, awaits the chance to clear deep snow in the old D&RGW yard at Alamosa, Colorado.
SP's Creede Local heads west through the San Luis Valley with 16 cars of interchange traffic for the San Luis Central Railroad at Sugar Junction.