Fries with that?
Grand Canyon Railway's beautiful Mikado simmers away under the stars after a hard day's work. Converted to burn waste cooking oil, the loco doesn't quite smel... (more)
After chasing the eastbound C&TS train until it entered isolation at Los Pinos. A long drive on a dirt road got me to Osier, Colorado, where the eastbound and westbound trains routinely meet. Soon... (more)
The daily Antonito-Chama passenger train traverses a barren, tranquil area on it's mountain-climbing route.
The Slovenian steam locomotive 06 018 has been built by Borsig in 1930. The engine is currently preserved at the Slovenian Railway Museum in Ljubljana. The locomotive is not operational and will m... (more)
The Cumbres & Toltec was extremely busy on Saturday, September 29. Beside the two “regular” trains from Chama and Antonito, there was a charter photo freight from Antonito and Osier, and a Gallopi... (more)
Fire and filth
The polluted atmosphere inside one of China's largest steel mills doesn't make for a pretty picture, but it was an unforgettable sight to see steam engines runnin... (more)
High country color
The K27 approaches milepost 336 on a perfect day in October 2016. Ahead is the Colorado state line and Cresco tank.
Cumbres and Toltec 488 sits atop Cumbres Pass as they prep to take on water. From here its all downhill to Chama on a nearly 4% grade as a light rain rolls in. Amazing to think how little this sce... (more)
Atacama desert abandoned steam roundhouse.
Rio Grande 483 (488 re-lettered) is awaiting departure at Chama, as three crewmen discuss the switching to be done to place helper 484 in the train for the trip up Cumbres Pass.
Rio Grande 483 waits for a highball on a moonlit night at Chama, New Mexico, in the summer of 1968. (In reality, this is sister 488, which has been lettered for a special TRAINS Magazine photo ch... (more)
Lima built "Middle East" 2-8-2 46227 receives attention.
DSNG 480, a 2-8-2 Baldwin K-36 Mikado built in 1925, gets ready for the morning run from Durango to Silverton, Colorado.
An impressive plumb of steam and ash signals the departure of DSNG 482 (2-8-2) from of the Durango station.