You gotta have a caboose. And you want to get home. Given such a challenge railroaders can be very creative. Their regular caboose was bad ordered in Chama, and there was no spare. So rather t... (more)
DRGW Cumbres turns were often accompanied by a fair number of photographers and just curious tourists, and for the crews it was almost like a public performance. The brakeman smiles for my camera ... (more)
Working East out of Durango, #492 (K-37) and #484 (K36) are passing thru Bayfield. The crew has found #492 does not have enough sand and the fireman is on top of the boiler pushing what little he ... (more)
#492, on its way to Chama passing the boarded up depot at Ignacio, New Mexico. I am told the depot is pink---actually a very faded red, from a movie using it as part of the set.
Mechanical problems with #492 had caused a significant delay and with, the last rays of sunlight, Rio Grand K37 #492 and K36 #484 are stepping along on the newest narrow gauge track on the system.... (more)
Being readied for a trip East to Chama, Rio Grande K-37 #492 is on the turntable in front of the Durango Roundhouse. This roundhouse was later destroyed by fire and #492 awaits restoration by the ... (more)