End of Standard Gauge. This image was an effort to re-create the 1950 Bob Richardson photo that the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec used to advertise the 2016 Flanger Charter. That histori... (more)
Sweet Home Antonito. Lately, I've been on quite a number of charters, during which night photo sessions were planned. Unfortunately, on most of them, the night sessions ended up being canc... (more)
Bottom of the Whiplash - Flanger Extra 487 Eastbound. After doing a little plowing on the first day of our Flanger charter, the train turned at Big Horn and headed back to Antonito. Along... (more)
Plowing at Big Horn. Snow at last! Our special Flanger Charter encountered the first plowable snow just west of the Big Horn Wye. Just a few hundred yards further west from that, we too... (more)
In Search of Snow - Westbound at MP 292.5. MP 292.5 has become one of my favorite photo spots on the eastern side of the present-day Cumbres & Toltec line. It's a long, straight stretch o... (more)
Water at Lava. A D&RGW Flanger outfit rounds the Lava Loop and is about to pass the historic water tank as it heads west toward the high country.
The tank at Lava is no longer operationa... (more)
Desert Dawn. A D&RGW Flanger outfit heads west from Ferguson's Trestle at sunrise, on a mission to open the line to Chama via Cumbres Pass. On the back platform of his caboose, Extra 487's... (more)
Sunrise at Ferguson's Trestle. DRGW 487's Fireman is brightly illuminated by his red-hot fire as Flanger Extra 487 heads west over Ferguson's Trestle at sunrise, on a mission to clear the l... (more)
Drifting down to Cumberland. A fleeting snow flurry temporarily dims the winter sunlight as Western Maryland Consolidation #734 drifts downhill over the old Cumberland & Pennsylvania Bridge... (more)
Keep left of Fence: Brush Tunnel Westbound. It's a small sign, but a serious warning. The 914 ft. long Brush Tunnel is the one place on the Great Allegheny Passage Rail Trail where the tr... (more)
One last ride. Western Maryland Consolidation #734 rides the Frostburg Turntable as the engine is turned during a Lerro Productions Freight Charter in February of 2016. The locomotive per... (more)
Frostburg Local. A short Western Maryland Freight winds its way around the contours of Piney Mountain, through a location known as "Lap" on its morning run from Cumberland to Fros... (more)
The unsung heroes. Silently standing by day and night, ready to serve their community when the call comes, the fellows pictured here don't normally get a lot of attention. Fortunately, on t... (more)
Westbound at Helmstetter's Curve. Pounding upgrade in the hills west of Cumberland, a Western Maryland Freight negotiates the iconic horseshoe curve that has assumed the name of the family ... (more)
Frostburg Arrival. After an hour-long struggle up the steep grades out of Cumberland, Western Maryland Consolidation #734 arrives at the station in Frostburg with a mixed freight.