Rio Grande SD40T-2s No. 5405 and 5401 are point helpers, assigned to help the MRODV on the ascent to Soldier Summit on Aug. 13, 1998.
Miller Time on the D&RGW. With its plowing mission complete and its tender cistern filled for the short trip home to Antonito, a D&RGW Flanger Outfit heads east around Lava Loop, with her B... (more)
Twilight at Lava Tank. Shortly after sunset, a D&RGW Flanger Outfit pauses for water at Lava Tank, before returning to Antonito for the night. There's a reason why this location is known ... (more)
Top of the Whiplash. Prior to heading down to Lava for the last light of the day, our Flanger Extra stopped at the top of the famous Whiplash Curve, for a glinty run-by as the shadows got l... (more)
Sweet Light at MP 299.0. Leaving Big Horn and proceeding east toward Antonito, our charter leaders spied a nice little pond, created by runoff from melting snow. Hoping for a reflection sh... (more)
Not just an ordinary short freight limping along at Rollinsville, Rio Grande F7A 5724, two F7B units and a geep have been gathering up damaged cars at a derailment near Tolland, just east of the M... (more)
Six Rio Grande tunnel motors help a Co-Op to Intermountain Power coal train through Price Canyon on Aug. 29, 1998.
D&RGW 5371 recently got a facelift at the Ogden Railroad Museum.
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)
D&RGW Flanger OJ. This little critter was the focus of the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad's 2016 winter charter. One of at least 10 such cars that were built by the Denve... (more)
With the emerald colors of spring sprouting in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, three Rio Grande Tunnel Motors head eastbound through Castilla with a “dirt train” picked up at Sutro on the west side... (more)