While working as agent/operator at Minturn I must have been combining job and railfanning on a splendid October day as a coal train arrives to pick up half a dozen or more helpers for a boost over... (more)
Rio Grande 5339 East roars uphill around a tight curve on the Soldier Summit grade.
Sometimes you don't want a caboose. The 315 had to take a cut of cars up the hill to Cumbres, but the four percent to too much for all the cars and a caboose, so the caboose was left behind. Thi... (more)
At dusk, Rio Grande GP40-2 No. 3090 idles in the company of other EMDs. Here she'll be fueled and sanded.
The dual gauge trackage creates an interesting array of rails. (Note, photo was taken from a public crossing while the train was stopped.)
491 passes an old Rio Grande Flanger as it makes a lap around the roundhouse.
An 1896 vintage narrow gauge museum piece looks on as her larger and younger stablemate steams around the CO RR Museum.
K-37 #491 makes laps around the short 1/3 mile museum loop.
K-37 #491 makes laps around the short 1/3 mile museum loops while Thomas makes laps on the G scale garden layout.
Back on the High Line. DRGW 473, an Alco K-28 Locomotive built in 1923, is seen here hauling her Silverton Mixed Train southbound around the High Line Horseshoe Curve, some 400 ft above the... (more)
Cement Wall southbound. From up on the rocks above track level, we see our Silverton Mixed charging southbound around the curve at MP 476.5 at the location known as "Cement Wall."... (more)
Two Rio Grande GP30's 3015, 3008 and SP B30-7 are operating the Garfield Branch on the West Side of the Salt Lake Valley.
Twin Bridges - MP 489.9. Our Silverton Mixed crosses the Animas yet again just about 5 miles north of Needleton Tank. This location is known as "Twin Bridges" because there are t... (more)
Crossing the Animas southbound. Departing Silverton for Durango, our Silverton Mixed Train crosses the Animas for the first of 7 times, seen here on the timber bridge at MP 495.25, just a m... (more)
Silverton under the stars. It's a shame that Winston Link never made it out to the Colorado Narrow Gauge. His flashbulb-lit scenes in the high country might have looked a bit like this. ... (more)