Bucking the deep stuff at MP 307.0. Just west of Sublette, DRGW 487 slips the drivers a bit as she struggles uphill through the "white concrete" with a full flanger consist behind... (more)
Deep Snow at MP 306.5. When the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec planned this flanger charter, the goal had been to reach Sublette. When a similar charter was done a year before, reaching ... (more)
Water at Sublette. Here's a more conventional view of our D&RGW Flanger train arriving at Sublette. The water column at the west end of the complex is normally operational and is used dail... (more)
Arriving at Sublette. A D&RGW Flanger outfit is seen here arriving at the remote Section House in Sublette around mid-afternoon. This complex of buildings was historically occupied by a s... (more)
To the East, Mt. Blanca. This is a rather unique spot on the line from Antonito to Chama. I'm literally standing next to the ROW on an elevated mesa, with Milepost 292 just a few yards to ... (more)
A New Mexico thunderstorm builds in the background as refrigerator cars of California produce, freshly iced, await a crew change on July 28, 1967 at Belen, New Mexico. Led by the 818, two hefty Al... (more)
The Saturday before Easter, 42 years ago, my father asked the Belen yardmaster if we could take some photos around the diesel service area. A short time later we were thrilled to be in the cab of... (more)
Seen here, Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief makes its way out of Chapelle, NM as it passes by the semaphore signals protecting the west end of the siding. Featured are only 2 of many in the area... (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)
Here we see Amtrak's Los Angeles bound Southwest Chief #3 as it slowly negotiates the twists and turns of famous Glorieta Pass on a stunningly crisp early Spring afternoon.
Having spent the majority of the day traversing northern New Mexico, Amtrak's Southwest Chief #3 prepares to knock down it's final semaphore signal as it continues it's cross-country journey towar... (more)
Spring is in the air as Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief #4 skirts beneath the "Devil's Throne" moments prior to entering into Cerrillos, NM on an absolutely beautiful March afternoon.
BNSF 7151 leading a long EB Intermodal into the Belen yard