Volcanic Rock. It's just past high noon as our re-creation RGS Freight with the 455 on the point charges upgrade past an odd formation of ancient volcanic rock. This formation, at around ... (more)
RGS Doubleheader. D&RGW #315, a C-18 Consolidation, and RGS #455, a K-27 Mikado double head on a Rio Grande Southern freight re-creation on a warm afternoon in late summer. The train is s... (more)
Rio Grande Consolidation #315 waits in Osier while RGS #455 (normally C&TS #463) takes water. This work extra is a recreation of a typical Rio Grande Southern operation.
K-36 #489 glistens in the October sun.
C&TS #489 simmers away in Osier waiting for the Westbound to roll in. We will continue our trip to Antonito once everyone finishes lunch. I was guilty of spending more time taking pictures of the ... (more)
White passengers enjoy lunch, 463 cools her heels on her eastbound trip to Antonito from Chama.
Rising high above the cascading waters of... Cascade Creek. Cumbres and Toltec 463 heads westward towards Chama.
By the late 1950s the final chapter had been written for mainline steam in North America, with only a few exceptions, lines of dead steam locomotives awaited the scrapper's torch across the countr... (more)
Charging east at Cascade. Well, charging in quotes anyway. Trains typically take this trestle at relatively low speed, given the obvious consequences of a mishap. The iron bridge over C... (more)
A pair of Geese fly over Cascade Creek. Running together in open country for the first time in decades, RGS Motors #5 and 7 tip-toe across the 408 ft. long deck-plate girder bridge, that to... (more)
Late afternoon turn at Osier. While the patrons of the Friends Maintenance of Way Charter enjoy a late lunch in the distant Osier Dining Hall, the crew of the 463 has turned the train to fa... (more)
After doing their work at Osier, DRGW 463 East heads towards Toltec Gorge on its way back to Antonito.
Work Extra #463 West is seen approaching Osier, CO as it descends out of Toltec Gorge.
"If it fits, It Ships!" A shortened train on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad fits entirely on the Cascade Creek Trestle on a breezy spring afternoon in this "unorthodox"... (more)
Newly rebuilt K-27 #463 rests while riders enjoy a hot meal in the dining hall at Osier, CO Although it is late May, it is not unusual to see snow at this elevation. Fortunately the sun would shin... (more)