Golden hour switching moves. Having spent the day assisting 2 Cumbres Turns out of Chama, D&RGW Locomotive #489 now begins the task of assembling a 35-car freight that will make the trip t... (more)
Happiness is a GP35 and a GP30 banded together by SD45s.
Steamscape: The Chama Valley from Windy Point. Nearing the end of her climb to Cumbres Pass, D&RGW 489 rounds Windy Point, with the Chama Valley lit up in fall colors as a back-drop.
They named this place COLORado for a reason. D&RGW Locomotive #489 takes a cut of stockers and gons past a beautiful grove of aspens, just east of the Highway 17 crossing at Coxo, Colorado... (more)
Completing a Cumbres Turn. The crew of Chama-based helper Locomotive #489 performs a brief inspection and lubrication of their engine in front of the section house at Cumbres Pass (Elevati... (more)
Rio Grande's Railblazer train No. 102 climbs the Mapleton Bench during its 14-hour overnight journey from Salt Lake City to Denver.
Hammerin' uphill at Hamilton's Point. D&RGW Locomotive #484 leads a 2-engine, 17-car, Cumbres Turn around the contours of the west side of Wolf Creek Canyon, just past the rocky outcroppin... (more)
Clearing a slow order east of Wash, Utah, westbound Union Pacific LJP45 “dirt train” powered by three Rio Grande SD40T-2s belches black smoke crossing Bridge 607.46 on October 8, 2004.
DRGW 5771 (F9) appears ready to roll off the Colorado Railroad Museum grounds with vintage freight cars in tow.
A mighty push. With 36,000 lbs of tractive effort, helper engine DRGW #489 provides a steady, hard push on this 17-car Cumbres Turn, as it claws its way up the 4% grade just above Dalton Cr... (more)
Working hard at Dalton. Engineer Jeff Stebbins has DRGW 484 hooked up as he watches the craziness at Dalton crossing from the best seat on the train. His water bag hung from the cab wind... (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.
A work train with DRGW 463 arrives Sublette for a quick water stop.
Steamscape: Lobo Lodge. Two K-36 Locomotives, 17 freight cars and one caboose make up this morning's Cumbres Turn, which is seen here hammering up the legendary 4% grade from Chama to Cumb... (more)