Steaming along the River of the Pines... translated from Rio de Los Pinos, the Denver and Rio Grande Western #487 heads Westward towards Chama, New Mexico in the fading afternoon light.
Cumbres after dark. With her day's assignment as a helper now complete, a D&RGW K-36 simmers on the main in front of the depot at Cumbres Pass, with only the night hostlers keeping watch. ... (more)
Moon over Cumbres. Denver & Rio Grande Western K-36, Number 487 poses on the 84 ft. wooden trestle at Cumbres Pass, under a crystal clear, moon-lit sky. A 30-second exposure at ISO 500 and... (more)
A sight I never dreamed I'd ever witness, narrow gauge steam with a rear pusher negotiates tight curvature near the New Mexico and Colorado State Line. Disappointed with the flat color of this sho... (more)
A sight I never dreamed I'd ever witness, narrow gauge steam with a rear pusher storms up the grade to Cumbres with freight in tow. This photo freight was a recreation by Lerro Productions and Far... (more)
Denver and Rio Grande Western narrow gauge K-36 No. 487 leads a westbound freight past Perry’s Pond west of Coxo, Colorado on famed Cumbres Pass. This photo freight was operated by the Cumbres and... (more)
The "Grande" at its grandest. In a re-creation of the glory days of the D&RGW, a pair of K-36s rumble past the stockpens on the outskirts of Chama, NM, hauling a long train of freight cars ... (more)
The Cumbres Turn. When the Denver & Rio Grande Western operated the line from Chama, NM to Antonito, CO, freight paid the bills. For the eastbound freights, the primary obstacle was a gruel... (more)
Sunrise at Lava Tank. A Denver & Rio Grande Western freight making an early morning run from Alamosa to Chama charges through the loop at Lava Tank as the sun peeks over the hills to the ea... (more)
Coxo: The view from Kodak Rock. A stubby monolith located just below Windy Point has come to be known among rail enthusiasts as "Kodak Rock", because it provides a commanding view of the na... (more)
Apache Canyon Sunset. With just a minute or two of sunlight left, a Rio Grande Freight sails through Apache Canyon, on the westbound run to Cumbres Pass. On the 4th day of the FarRail/Lerr... (more)
Steamscape: Orgasm Curve. A pair of Chama-based K-36s take a cut of freight cars through the stretch of track that has come to be known as "Orgasm Curve". There are a number of tales in ci... (more)
On a beautiful fall afternoon in the late 1950s, the daily westbound Rio Grande road freight curved past the Los Pinos water tank and climbs out of the valley toward Cumbres Pass. At the top of th... (more)
Desert Glint. A Rio Grande Freight races westbound across the New Mexico desert, just after sunrise on a chilly fall morning. The landscape on the eastern third of the present-day Cumbres ... (more)
The Antonito to Chama westbound stretches out along the bank of the Rio de los Piños just east of Los Pinos. A FarRail/Lerro Productions photo charter.