Colorado’s San Luis Valley is a huge high-altitude (average 7,664 feet above sea level) valley that is approximately 122 miles long and 74 miles wide with some of it used for grazing and growing c... (more)
Five passenger car bodies await restoration next to San Luis & Rio Grande’s car shop in Alamosa, Colorado, on June 4, 2018. These are the same cars that sat in repose on a lot near the BNSF yard i... (more)
Outside the Alamosa shops ready to head West to Chama
San Luis & Rio Grande EMD SD9043MAC No. 115 sits stored at Alamosa, Colorado, on June 4, 2018. Apparently many of SL&RG’s locomotives are unserviceable, as they currently have three Union Pacific ... (more)
A San Luis & Rio Grande SD9043MAC sits in the yard after a Colorado snowstorm, and awaits its next assignment. Locomotives:SLRG 115 SD9043MAC
The San Luis & Rio Grande’s La Veta passenger train gets serviced in the railroad’s yard at Alamosa, Colorado, on the pretty afternoon of August 31, 2013. The train, powered by EMD FP10 No. 1100, ... (more)
Former Canadian National GMD F9B No. 6622 still hangs onto whats left of its heritage at Alamosa, Colorado, on August 31, 2013. Built in January 1957 for passenger service on CN, The unit went to ... (more)
Apparently the SLRG has gone from steam and classy F units several years back to ugly duckling ex-NJT bandits powering their La Veta Pass excursions. Hopefully the fleet of GPs will also be repain... (more)
A nice looking F40PH rebuild sits in the Alamosa yard. Some unused coaches and F units in the background all look rather worse for the wear.
A single San Luis & Rio Grande F40 pulls a long string of tank cars west out of the yard in Alamosa, Colorado.Locomotives:SLRG 459 F40PH
Waiting for permission to proceed is San Luis Rio Grande No. 459. Built for Amtrak as a F40PHR it was later rebuilt as a F40M-2F. I hope I have the information correct.
Returning to Alamosa from Monte Vista
Rio Grande No. 169, an 1883 Baldwin 4-6-0, is undergoing slow restoration inside the train pavilion at Cole Park in Alamosa. The tender is finished, and attention has turned to the locomotive its... (more)
The San Luis and Rio Grande’s La Veta passenger train led by EMD FP10 No. 1100, arrives at Alamosa, Colorado, and heads towards the depot on the afternoon of August 31, 2013.
1100 at sunrise....a cold, bone chilling sunrise....