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)
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)
Late Afternoon Eastbound. A pair of elderly Rio Grande Southern Locomotives hustle a heavy freight east toward Durango in the fading afternoon sun. In this 2017 re-creation, our power line... (more)
Water Stop at Matterhorn. In the midst of intermittent rain showers and sunny breaks, a re-creation Rio Grande Southern Doubleheader pulls into the section camp at "Matterhorn", w... (more)
RGS Doubleheader. D&RGW #315, a C-18 Consolidation, and RGS #455, a K-27 Mikado double head on a Rio Grande Southern freight re-creation on a warm afternoon in late summer. The train is s... (more)
A helping hand. The smoke from the K-27 road engine up ahead is still fresh in the air as C-18 class Consolidation #315 charges past, providing mid-train power to help lift the heavy Rio Gr... (more)
Hammering upgrade. RGS 455 (leading) and DRGW 315 (helping mid-train) hammer uphill westbound with a morning freight on the Rio Grande Southern. Historic photos of train operations on the l... (more)
Rio Grande 315 sits out the summer on display near the Chama depot until called upon to pull the occasional charter. She was build for the Florence and Cripple Creek in 1895 and was restored by th... (more)
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)
D&RGW 315 being turned near the snowshed at Cumbres Summit.
D&RGW 315 deadheads uphill towards Cumbres Pass to pick up its dinner train.
D&RGW #315 steams through the high desert at Bighorn, New Mexico on it's way to Antonito, CO where it will spend the night. Bighorn is located just south of the CO/NM state line.
Drifting through the S-Curve. With the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad's 2016 Narrow Gauge Rendezvous Event drawing down, all of the equipment is headed down the 4% grade toward Chama. W... (more)