The Alamosa Turn crests the 2.5% climb to La Veta Pass. The train will soon be descending the 3% grade, on the journey to Walsenburg, Colorado...
Acting on instructions from his conductor, Engineer Steven Butler (and at the time, Steam CMO) of the San Luis and Rio Grande, backs former Lake Superior and Ishpeming (and Grand Cany... (more)
Rio Grande Scenic runs excursions over La Veta pass from Alamos and La Veta. To handle charters westbound this grossly overpowered consist is laying over on the east end. If you come to the narr... (more)
Running for the first time in several months our beautifully proportioned steamer executes a runby with a consist that can only be described as eclectic. We were westbound after a long water stop... (more)
The serpentine 2.5% trackage up La Veta Pass is challenging this 2-8-0 .... it almost looks D&RGW...
SLRG 18 slips its wheels on a photo run-bye on the steep 3% grade of La Veta Pass.
Engineer Earl Knoob looks ahead from the cab of San Luis & Rio Grande #18 as we climb the east side of La Veta Pass at 13mph on the trip back to Alamosa. The throttle is wide open and we are along... (more)
San Luis & Rio Grande #18 leads the Alamosa - La Veta train off the east side of La Veta Pass after making a stop at the top of the pass (Fir) to deposit concert attendees at a Michael Martin Murp... (more)
Remains of a derailment on the La Veta side of La Veta Pass (near MP 201) which occured September 2010.
Eastbound, this is the west portal of the first tunnel headed down into La Veta.
SL&RG #18 (ex LS&I #18) rounds the Teardrop Loop and approaches the summit at Fir.
SL&RG #18 (ex LS&I #18) negotiates the S-curve on the climb from Fort Garland to Sierra during the SLST charter.
Ex LSI 2-8-0 #18 performs another runby near the summit at Fir for the SLST tour group. What a location!
Ex LSI 2-8-0 #18 has traversed the loop at Fir and approaches the group of mainly British photographers on the SLST tour.