Westbound "Ford Fast" starting it's descent of Tennessee Pass at sight of old Mitchell siding near the summit
Pando siding and the spur near Camp Hale are still tracked, as is most (all?) of the UP Tennessee Pass Line. But if this line is ever brought out of embargo, they're going to have to bring a saw.
Hammering away! Pile Driver OB's small steam engine alternately raises and drops its very heavy iron hammer on a small pile in the Antonito Yard, adjacent to the balloon loop track. The pi... (more)
Late afternoon turn at Osier. While the patrons of the Friends Maintenance of Way Charter enjoy a late lunch in the distant Osier Dining Hall, the crew of the 463 has turned the train to fa... (more)
Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 17 arrives in the small town of Thistle on the evening of June 19, 1976.
Meeting at Toltec. The Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec's Maintenance of Way Charter holds the west end of the siding at Toltec, as the daily eastbound passenger train out of Chama passes by... (more)
Railroaders clear snow after a big storm at Cliff, Colorado, on March 21, 2003. Rio Grande spreader AX-41 has just plowed snow up to the rear of a westbound coal empty that was cut for the Highway... (more)
Rio Grande spreader AX-41 moves snow off the right-of-way just west of Pinecliffe, Colorado, on March 21, 2003. The spreader is powered by Rio Grande GP40-2 No. 3100 and Union Pacific GP60 No. 190... (more)
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)