After initially plowing snow on the main the day before, Rio Grande spreader AX-41 spreads snow off the right-of-way at Cliff, Colorado, on March 21, 2003. A major blizzard closed transportation t... (more)
Rio Grande's Railblazer, train No. 102, glides east through Midvale about five miles into its 570 mile, 14-hour overnight journey from Salt Lake City to Denver.
The scene might be almost anywhere along the Denver & Rio Grande’s narrow gauge in the years before 1950. But on November 14, 1965, engine 346, the Cumbres, pauses to replenish its tender for anot... (more)
Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad K-27 No. 463 leads the eastbound passenger train No. 216 from Chama, New Mexico across the trestle at Los Pinos, Colorado on July 22, 2015.
Ringed in gold. Golden aspens provide a natural frame for Work Extra 463 West as she leaves Toltec Gorge behind, headed for Osier with all of the line's heavy MOW machinery in tow.
On O... (more)
MOW Gray. D&RGW Mudhen #463 hugs the contours of the hilly terrain around Milepost 309 as she hauls a heavy Maintenance of Way train westbound toward Osier, Colorado. Behind the 463 today ... (more)
D&RGW Work Extra 463 West. A D&RGW MOW Extra works its way west toward a construction site near Sublette, NM. In the consist today are Pile Driver OB and Derrick OP, as well as a number of... (more)
D&RGW MOW Equipment: Cook Car 053. When a work train is out on the line, there's no telling how long the crew is going to be away from their base. Whether cleaning up a derailment, or figh... (more)
The locomotive facility at Union Pacific’s North Yard in Denver, Colorado, still shows a lot a variety on February 11, 2001. Of the 49 locomotives visible, 13 of them are still painted Southern Pa... (more)
Grande Gold at Winter Park, 'Colorado's Favorite Ski Resort'.
D&RGW MOW Equipment: Pile Driver OB. A crew from the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec holds a short safety briefing in front of Pile Driver OB, prior to setting the machine up and conducting... (more)
Rounding the broad curve leaving Maxwell, Utah, is Union Pacific’s LJP45 “dirt train” on a pretty May 4, 2004. On this day, three Rio Grande “Tunnel Motor” SD40T-2s bracket a yellow SD60M as power... (more)
D&RGW MOW Equipment: Derrick OP. This fine example of narrow gauge Maintenance of Way (MOW) equipment is Derrick OP. Built in 1911 by the old Denver & Rio Grande Railroad's Alamosa Shops... (more)
Entering "The Narrows". D&RGW K-27 #463 hauls a special move of MOW equipment eastbound into the Wolf Creek Valley just north of Chama, NM. Known as "The Narrows", the mile and a half sec... (more)
Passing Jukes' Tree. D&RGW #463 hauls a special move of MOW equipment eastbound past the lone pine known as "Jukes' Tree." The move seen here was made to reposition equipment fo... (more)