In 1947 and thereafter Texas law required all freight
locomotive tenders to have a doghouse in which the head brakeman was to ride. However, as seen in this view of Mikado No. 1113 rolling backw... (more)
The Argonaut has just left the station at San Antonio and is headed for Houston. Its power is a GS-1 built by Baldwin in 1930. It has 73 inch drivers and is capable of delivering 75,910 lbs. of ... (more)
Having completed its task of helping a hill turn to the top
of Cumbres Pass, K-37 No.494 leaves the wye snowshed and heads back to Chama.
It was just another day for pushing a turn to the top of
Cumbres Pass for 494 and its crew, but for me it was one
of excitement and anticipation, since a visit the night
before to view the eng... (more)
On this day in 1957 the threat of the demise of the
narrow gauge seemed remote, so I was not surprised that I had K-37 No. 493 and its helper all to myself as
they labored toward the summi... (more)
A Frisco Consolidation with a freight extra passes
under the viaduct which carries the cars of the Texas
Electric Railway over the many tracks entering Dallas
Union Station. No. 1312 was... (more)
Train No. 11 left St. Louis at 7:15 P.M. yesterday. Its 8:10 A.M. arrival in Omaha enables its passengers to make a connection with the Union Pacific's Gold Coast which will
leave at 8:30... (more)
K-37 No.494 drifts across Lobato Trestle on its way back to Chama after helping a hill turn to th... (more)
The 51 Santa Fe Mountain type locomotives were built by Baldwin between 1918 and 1924 and were the power of choice for long-distance passenger trains in the western states until
engines with dr... (more)
According to the timetable, No.2, The Royal Gorge,
will have 5 minutes to load and unload passengers and
baggage and take on water before its 4:35 P.M. departure for Denver from the Santa F... (more)
Pacific No. 409 struggles up a 1.7% grade as it leads
The Texas Special out of Austin. The train which usually
consisted of 12 cars used Missouri Pacific tracks as it left
the city southb... (more)
A 2900 Class 4-8-4, one of Santa Fe's finest, awaits its departure for Raton Pass with a heavy troop train.
This locomotive was built by Baldwin in 1944. It will be
as assisted over the ... (more)
A P-6 Pacific is being readied for its next assignment.
This locomotive was built by Brooks in 1906 with 77 inch
drivers and delivered 40,570 pounds of tractive effort.
A freight of fifteen cars is being helped across Lobato
Trestle toward the summit of Cumbres Pass by No.491,
a K-37 2-8-2. This locomotive was built by Baldwin in
With a crescendo of sound two Santa Fe types lead a
freight of some thirty cars out of Raton. Another 2-10-2
is pushing. Raton Pass lies ahead.