ALAMOSA CO Oct 21 1977 — The last vestiges of the below-the-horizon sun illuminate Rio Grande GP40 3077 as the moon climbs skyward at right. My photo.
A San Luis & Rio Grande photo freight, powered by 2-6-0 No. 1744, aims at La Veta Pass east of after departing Alamosa, Colorado, at first light. This is a special photo freight operated by the ra... (more)
The sun has just cracked the horizon on the morning of September 20, 2007, as San Luis & Rio Grande’s former Southern Pacific 2-6-0 No. 1744 works toward La Veta Pass east of Alamosa, Colorado. ... (more)
Early morning departure from Alamosa.
Back in more promising times out here. Ex-GM&O F3A was last used by the very short lived Historic Saint Mary's operation in Southeast GA.
Former Wabash parlor-observation "Blue Bird Club" stored near the depot in Alamosa along with many other passenger cars once owned by Iowa Pacific Holdings. Some have been purchased by ... (more)
Iowa Pacific 518 languishes in the yard at Alamosa and is for sale following the closure of the San Luis & Rio Grande. I hope this classic cab unit finds a buyer.
SLRG 227, originally built for Amtrak as AMTK 227 sits idle in Alamosa yard with an uncertain future
It's October 14th 2007, and I've run down to the San Luis Valley to spend the day photographing former Southern Pacific 2-6-0 #1744 on the final day of the operating season on the San Luis & Rio G... (more)
Rio Grande GP9 5953 westbound local at Alamosa, Colorado. Unknown photo from my collection.
Iowa Pacific 518 with a mixed train at Alamosa.
SLRG 4142 at Alamosa, Colorado.
SLRG 1921 at Alamosa, Colorado painted for the local Adams State University.
A very unique Ford Super Wagon van specially-equipped for railroad use sits at the San Luis & Rio Grande’s yard at Alamosa, Colorado, on August 12, 2007. This “rail van” is former Canadian N... (more)
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... (more)