After the crew of Denver & Rio Grande Western C-18 No. 315 has loaded bags of sand in the sand dome, a little housekeeping is in order as the running boards are swept clean of errant granules. The... (more)
Rio Grande C-18 2-8-0 No. 315 heads for the ashpit at Cumbres & Toltec’s yard at Chama, New Mexico, on June 5, 2018. C&TS K-36 2-8-2 No. 484 waits its turn in the background.
Rio Grande C-18 2-8-0 No. 315 switches at Chama, New Mexico, on the afternoon of June 5, 2018. Baldwin built the locomotive for Colorado’s Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad before going to the Rio... (more)
The boiler is drained of water after removal of the washout plug on Rio Grande C-18 2-8-0 No. 315 at Chama, New Mexico, on the morning of June 6, 2018, after the Consolidation brought a freight tr... (more)
A member of the 315 operating crew wipes down the valve gear of Rio Grande C-18 2-8-0 No. 315 at Chama, New Mexico, on June 6, 2018, after the Consolidation brought a freight train from Antonito t... (more)
Denver & Rio Grande Western C-18 No. 315 and Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad K-36 No. 484 rest in front of the enginehouse at Antonito, Colorado, on the afternoon of June 4, 2018. The next day, N... (more)
D&RGW 315 arrives at Cumbres Pass after a long trip from Antonito.
Rio Grande 2-8-0 C-18 No. 315 arrives at Chama, New Mexico, with a 9-car freight on the afternoon of June 5, 2018. The consolidation ran as an extra, following regular Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Rail... (more)
With thunderstorms rolling past to the northwest, the crew of Denver & Rio Grande Western C-18 No. 315 loads bags of sand in the sand dome, while in the background, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroa... (more)
Fall stock rush in full swing. The crew of DRGW 315 pulls her stock train up to the Chama Stock Pens to load cattle for an eastbound run to Alamosa.
Almost home.... With their coal bunker all but empty, and the heavy lifting pretty much done, Firemen Olaf and Dave can pretty much relax for the last three miles and change as DRGW 315 and... (more)
Barreling west toward Cumbres Pass. D&RGW Locomotive 315 charges upgrade, passing Los Pinos Tank on the westbound run to Cumbres Pass. Los Pinos Tank is operational and often used by sma... (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)
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)