Pinning on the power. A D&RGW K-27 Locomotive couples up to a freight consist in the yard at Cumbres Pass, in preparation for the trip down the 4% grade to Chama, NM and beyond. On the si... (more)
Walsenburg CO July 4 1978 -- The crew is preparing DRGW GP40 3085 for its departure with a mixed freight in tow.
Snaking her way past MP 308.7, DRGW Locomotive 315 hugs the contours of the hills above the Rio de Los Pinos as she hauls her freight consist west toward Toltec Gorge.
The Toltec Gorge a... (more)
Charging east at Cascade. Well, charging in quotes anyway. Trains typically take this trestle at relatively low speed, given the obvious consequences of a mishap. The iron bridge over C... (more)
A dirty DRGW 5381 leads 4 other units on a coal train on the Joint Line near Colorado Springs in June of 1989.
An essential step in firing a steam locomotive is the blow-down. This opens the boiler to atmospheric pressure just above the mudring, allowing the steam pressure above the water to force all of t... (more)
Steamscape - Los Pinos. After filling its tender with water at the Los Pinos Tank, D&RGW 315 heads west toward Cumbres Pass with 10 freight cars and a caboose on a cool, late summer afterno... (more)
No, someone didn't forget to shut the water off, this crew knows what they're doing! Even at 11AM, the Colorado summer sun had made the water in 491's tender tank nearly too warm to inject, so th... (more)
Preparing for the day's "Dinosaur Train" runs, the crew of D&RGW 491 fill the tender at No Agua tank on a summer morning.
On point of a stock train, D&RGW 318 simmers in the night, awaiting orders.
Photo taken at the night photo shoot at the Colorado Railroad Museum, during the 2016 NRHS Convention in Denver. Ligh... (more)
Having been brought off the ready track at the roundhouse, the bulk of Colorado Railroad Museum's largest operating locomotive fills the turntable.
Setting off for Alamosa. With a train of boxcars and gondolas that was assembled in the yard at the 10,000 ft high Cumbres Pass Yard, Work Extra 315 departs eastbound for Alamosa, seen here... (more)
Another trainload of black diamonds rolls off Soldier Summit in this view from the Highway 6 overpass.
The dirt train conductor and brakeman pause to observe the curious behavior of a railfan in his natural habitat. Columbia Junction • Dec. 27, 1999
Servicing in the Cumbres Yard. After a pretty arduous climb up the 4% grade out of Chama on wet rails, we see the Durango Railroad Historical Society (DRHS) crew servicing their locomotive ... (more)