Early morning Cumbres Turn. The sun is still perhaps 30 minutes or more from cresting the hills to the east, but the crew of this D&RGW K-36 has already been up for hours putting together ... (more)
It is 5:35 in the morning at the Tucson Yard fuel racks as Rio Grande 5344 is being fueled and checked over before proceeding westbound towards Los Angeles. Photo taken with permission.
Tanks for the memories! A line-up of 6 Union Tank Car Company (UTLX), narrow frame tanks sit idle in front of the old Gramps Oil Loading Dock in the Chama Yard in early October of 2016. ... (more)
A rare unit for the state of Utah, an SP B30-7. Has made it way on Rio Grande's west side branch called the Garfield branch. The line make it's way from Midvale to the Kennecott Coppers smelter. ... (more)
While the engineer remains at the throttle of Rio Grande 5401 East, two other crewmen inspect the power. The manifest has just passed the west end of Gilluly, where curvature and a steep grade put... (more)
Steamscape: COLORado. D&RGW Locomotive #315 emerges from the "blazing" aspen forest at Coxo, Colorado, just prior to crossing Highway 17 for the 3rd time on the run to Cumbres P... (more)
There's gold in them there hills! The hills of the Chama Valley are ablaze with aspen gold as a short stock train slowly claws its way up the 4% grade toward Cumbres Pass. On level groun... (more)
A Southern Pacific train rolls west on the abandoned Oregon, California & Eastern in spring 1993. Scrapper A&K Railroad Materials contracted with SP to haul recovered track components over OC&E fr... (more)
Weed city....no weeds now! D&RGW Locomotive #315 chugs slowly toward the 28-car siding located just south of Lobato Trestle on the run to Cumbres Pass. Back in 1970, this site was used a... (more)
Passing Jukes' Tree. D&RGW Locomotive #315 sets off out of Chama, NM with 4 stock cars and a caboose for Cumbres Pass, seen here passing the more than 100 year-old tree named for early 20t... (more)
Two grimy Rio Grande SD40-T2 and a Southern Pacific SD45 work Tennessee Pass.
The tail end of all freight trains back in the 1960s had one of these.
Emerging from the east portal at Moffat framed by the fall colors, 5323 is one of the SD45's from DRGW's first order of that model.
This F9 survives today.
Westbound climbing the slope