A helping hand. The smoke from the K-27 road engine up ahead is still fresh in the air as C-18 class Consolidation #315 charges past, providing mid-train power to help lift the heavy Rio Gr... (more)
Hammering upgrade. RGS 455 (leading) and DRGW 315 (helping mid-train) hammer uphill westbound with a morning freight on the Rio Grande Southern. Historic photos of train operations on the l... (more)
Wildflowers on the RGS. Early September in Colorado sure seems to bring out the colorful wildflowers. Here's RGS Locomotive #455 (actually D&RGW 463 in disguise) crossing a small wooden tr... (more)
Top of the Whiplash. Prior to heading down to Lava for the last light of the day, our Flanger Extra stopped at the top of the famous Whiplash Curve, for a glinty run-by as the shadows got l... (more)
Sweet Light at MP 299.0. Leaving Big Horn and proceeding east toward Antonito, our charter leaders spied a nice little pond, created by runoff from melting snow. Hoping for a reflection sh... (more)
D&RGW K-36 negotiates Whiplash Curve.
Narrow gauge Class K-37 498 leads a D&RGW westbound freight around the lower level of Big Horn (Colo.) loop while K-36 class 488 assists mid-train lifting the usual tonnage of asphalt, drilling m... (more)