Phabulous Phantom! The volcanic spires of Phantom Curve tower over a diminutive D&RGW C-18 Consolidation as she slowly plods westbound with a train of empty stockers headed for Chama. This... (more)
The shadows are getting long and the daytime cumulus clouds are rapidly melting away, as Stock Extra 315 sidles up to the water tank in Antonito, CO for a top off, before bedding down for t... (more)
Westbound oil cans. Denver & Rio Grande K-27 #463 hauls a string of oil cans and other mixed freight bound for Chama via Cumbres Pass. The train is climbing a steady grade on the northern ... (more)
Desert Dawn. A Denver & Rio Grande Western Freight runs westbound out of Antonito, Colorado at sunrise on a chilly, October morning.
Tying up in Silverton. Denver & Rio Grande Western Consolidation #315 spends the night at the platform in Silverton, Colorado, with K-28 #473, after a day of operations in the Animas Canyon... (more)
45 miles thru the Animas Canyon.... Dwarfed by the towering cliffs above, Train 461 - "The Silverton" winds her way along the Rio de las Animas Perdidas, just south of the Needlet... (more)
Southbound out of Silverton. With the Aspens just starting to pop on the nearby hillsides, D&RGW #478 leaves Silverton, Colorado with a mixed train bound for Durango. The 478 is one of thr... (more)
Pipe loads for the gas fields. D&RGW K-36 #488 charges westbound out of Lava Loop, with loads of steel pipe that are destined for gas drilling operations in the Farmington, NM area, the bet... (more)
Lava at sunrise. The first rays of October sun break over the sagebrush as a westbound D&RGW Freight negotiates the east side of the Lava Loop and an imminent stop to water the locomotives.... (more)
Osier: Water for the horses. Baldwin K-36 #487 eases up to the old D&RG water tank at the depot in Osier Colorado. Once the home of a section crew, Osier was a convenient way-station for t... (more)
Photogenic Phantom. One of the two surviving Baldwin K-27 "Mudhens" rolls a consist of tanks and boxes westbound through Phantom Curve, just outside Osier, Colorado on a sunny, fall afterno... (more)
Phantom in the phall. The morning sun illuminates the Aspens as D&RGW Consolidation #315 leads a stock extra eastbound through Phantom Curve, en route to Antonito, CO.
Here comes the Silverton up from the canyon. A Durango & Silverton special passenger extra emerges from the Animas Canyon at the Timber Bridge just outside Silverton, Colorado, during Railf... (more)
Light moves. Just before making her final run-by for the Mass Bay Railroad Enthusiasts charter in the town of Bartlett, NH, the crew of CN 7470 noticed a bearing that was running hot. Afte... (more)
High Ball at Fourth Iron. The morning clouds and mid-day showers are clearing away to the east as the Mass Bay Railroad Enthusiasts (MBRRE) steam excursion with CN 7470 rolls across Fourth ... (more)