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)
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)
Steamscape: Tanglefoot Curve. A Denver & Rio Grande Western freight runs around the Tanglefoot Curve and it runs the last mile of its trek to Cumbres Pass. The road engine this days is DRG... (more)
Double-header westbound at Tanglefoot. A classic, early 1900s double-header graces the complex curves of the Cumbres Loop, known more popularly as "Tanglefoot Curve." This train is westbo... (more)
Snaking her way past MP 308.7, DRGW Locomotive 315 hugs the contours of the hills above the Rio de Los Pinos as she hauls her freight consist west toward Toltec Gorge.
The Toltec Gorge a... (more)
Charging east at Cascade. Well, charging in quotes anyway. Trains typically take this trestle at relatively low speed, given the obvious consequences of a mishap. The iron bridge over C... (more)
Steamscape - Los Pinos. After filling its tender with water at the Los Pinos Tank, D&RGW 315 heads west toward Cumbres Pass with 10 freight cars and a caboose on a cool, late summer afterno... (more)
Setting off for Alamosa. With a train of boxcars and gondolas that was assembled in the yard at the 10,000 ft high Cumbres Pass Yard, Work Extra 315 departs eastbound for Alamosa, seen here... (more)
Servicing in the Cumbres Yard. After a pretty arduous climb up the 4% grade out of Chama on wet rails, we see the Durango Railroad Historical Society (DRHS) crew servicing their locomotive ... (more)
Steamscape: Cimbing Past Perry's Pond. Work Extra 315 is almost "home" now, just over 2 miles from the summit of Cumbres Pass and presently passing the tiny pond that has informal... (more)