C&TSRR 488 takes on water in Antonito before departing for Chama.
Rio Grande 3100 departs the stylish but derelict Antonito train depot with 30 loads of perlite for Alamosa yard. Only a block away from this location is the steam powered, narrow gauge Cumbres & T... (more)
Bed-time for the Mudhen. After a day-long freight drag from Chama via Cumbres Pass, a trusty K-27 Mudhen is now in the hands of the shop crew at Antonito, Colorado. As the Engineer and Fir... (more)
Smoke and steam are things that typically add a lot of drama to steam engine photography. But it is a two edged sword. In this view I got a bit more smoke than I had bargained for. C'est la vie... (more)
An open firebox door illuminates the fireman as the DRGW 488 heads west from Antonito shortly before sunrise. A Farrails/Pete Lerro charter.
Plenty of smoke plumeage as the crew of a Trains Unlimited Tours photo freight satisfies the customers on the first runby of the day at Hangman Bridge, west of Antonito, Colorado.
Covered in ice and frost from an overnight low temperature of -12 degrees, an original Missouri Pacific lettered open hopper catches the first of the morning sun rays, stored in a spur in the smal... (more)
The Friends of the C&TS have loaded two cars with pipe, which is a nice addition to the photo freights. This picture shows one of them, together with two of the idler flats that were typically use... (more)
Servicing local industries in downtown Antonito, SLRG 115, a Citi leased SD9043MAC shoves across a frozen creek in the peak of winter operations for the San Luis & Rio Grande.
The east end of the DRGW Cumbres Pass line, now the Cumbres and Toltec, is at its scenic best in the early morning and late afternoon. Not long after sunrise the road engine and helper are both v... (more)
Steam and Sagebrush: Sunrise at Hangman's Trestle. Rio Grande Locomotive 488 races westbound across Hangman's Trestle at track speed, hauling loads of steel pipe, destined for the gas field... (more)
Retired in 1962, ex-D&RGW K-37 #494 sits on static display in Antonito with no plans to be restored to service. Behind the 494 is the C&TS's GE 44-tonner #19.
Mudhen Kit.....some assembly required. The locomotive depicted in this photo is Denver & Rio Grande Western #463, a type K-27 Mikado built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1903. This loc... (more)
A morning westbound out of Chama passes Lava Tank as the sun rises above the distant mountains to the east.
Retired K-37 495 is on display at Antonito.