Rio Grande Scenic runs excursions over La Veta pass from Alamos and La Veta. To handle charters westbound this grossly overpowered consist is laying over on the east end. If you come to the narr... (more)
The San Luis & Rio Grande run a steam special over La Veta Pass. The weather was excellent and the SLRG really put on a show.
Old and new alike on LaVeta Pass. The regular passenger train passes the steam special on La Veta Pass. It was a good day to be trackside.
The daily SLRG passenger train returns to Alamosa in the late evening.
Attacking the final grade to the summit of Veta Pass at Sierra, San Luis and Rio Grande #18 rounds the end of the balloon loop as one of the railroad's firemen, John Charles, has detrained to take... (more)
In order to get to this location one can ride the railroad, a much easier option or drive/hike in on a very narrow, rutted debris strewn path. On this day it was the latter and after watching the ... (more)
Leading a passenger extra east out of Alamosa, San Luis & Rio Grande FP10 No. 1100 catches the morning sun as it marches east on the SLRG main toward La Veta Pass.
SLRG #18 on a Photo Special pulls the 3% westbound dwarfed by the Sangre de Cristos . A spectacular and remote line!
Road slug SLRG 457 and power unit SLRG 455 prepare to depart to Seagraves, TX on the West Texas & Lubbock Railroad. These units, along with SLRG 456/245, were sent to WTLC to help with a power sho... (more)
SLRG No 18 breaks out of the east portal of upper tunnel headed towards Fir (La Veta Pass) with the photographers special.
SLRG No 18 pounding towards Fir (La Veta Pass) with the photographers special.
SLRG No 18 steams into the sunrise just east of Alamosa with the photographers special.
#18 is accellerating out of Alamosa headed east to La Veta Pass, maintaining a respectable clip along the way.
#18 is crossing the namesake river of the lettering it carries, but is ex-Grand Canyon/LS&I.
#18 has passed thru the valley east of Fort Garland & is now getting its first taste of La Veta Pass.