The Curve At Sunrise
C&TS 487 is crossing the bridge that used to take Highway 17 across Cumbres Pass before the road was relocated and enlarged.
Former Denver & Rio Grande Western No. 487 is passing the restored phone booth at Coxo as it starts the final leg of its climb to Cumbres Pass.
Drama at Cresco. A afternoon's worth, or perhaps multiple afternoons worth, of drama continues to unfold after today's wood-burner double header has come to a halt just below the Cresco wat... (more)
Rounding the curve at Big Horn. Charging eastward under a threatening sky, D&RG Locomotive #168 rounds the big curve below Big Horn Peak, near Milepost 299.6, with her passenger extra in to... (more)
Former D&RGW 484 has seven cars in tow as it works its way up the 4 percent grade to the top of Cumbres Pass. With much of Colorado and New Mexico in drought condition, Lobato Lake is dry this ye... (more)
Eureka and Glenbrook steaming through the high desert near Antonito, Colorado, on a round-trip run to Big Horn, New Mexico.
On the loop at Lava. Moments after dawn, a Denver & Rio Grande mixed train rounds the loop at Lava Tank, near MP 291.4, on its westbound run toward Chama, NM, via Cumbres Pass. The power t... (more)
High Desert Wanderer. Just after sunrise, D&RG Consolidation #425 leads a mixed train west out of Antonito, CO, headed for Chama, NM and later, Durango, Colorado, pictured here passing MP 2... (more)
Charging upgrade through the crossing at Coxo, Cumbres & Toltec 487 is just moments away from throwing some smoke on the stack as the fireman prepares for the hardest climb of the day - the grueli... (more)
Cumbres & Toltec 487, now 96-years-old, has earned her keep another day as the original DRGW locomotive is moments away from cresting the summit of Cumbres Pass. The 1925 product of Baldwin will t... (more)
Making their charge for the hill. Under a beautiful, blue, New Mexico sky, Eureka & Palisade #4 and Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming Co. #1 take their short passenger consist past the iconic... (more)
Steamscape: The view from Big Horn Peak. Looking down from the northern slope of Big Horn Peak, on the Colorado/New Mexico Border, we watch as Eureka & Palisade #4 and Carson & Tahoe Lumber... (more)
The 8am train from Antonito,CO nears its destination of Chama,NM behind K-36 #489 just after a brief snow/sleet storm
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Winding along the lava escarpments that make up the Colorado/New Mexico border, 1875 built Eureka and Glenbrook make thei... (more)