Denver & Rio Grande 4-6-0 No. 168 has just finished climbing the east slope of Cumbres Pass as a helper on a double-headed passenger special the afternoon of August 27, 2021. The locomotive is abo... (more)
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Rotary OY and outfit train, powered by a pair of K-36 Mikados, plows to the top of Cumbres Pass on March 1, 2020. The train has almost reached the 10,022-foot pass... (more)
Smoke, steam and cinders fly into the cold Colorado sky as Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Rotary OY and an all but invisible outfit train plows through the last bit of crusty snow before reachin... (more)
A view of the wooden trestle across the Los Pinos river during the first day of the Toltec Rattler Redux event. While the weather is slowly improving, clouds from the storm which brought the first... (more)
That 70's Show: Redux
Meanwhile, we've trucked on down the other side of 'The Great Divide' while still remaining in the time-warp to 1972, we find the newly created 'Cumbres a... (more)
On Top of the World Cumbres & Toltec 487 has completed its climb to 10,022-ft Cumbres Pass. After a brief stop, the train will depart for Osier. Highway 17 is in the foreground; you c... (more)
On the pass at Lizard Head. Although I attend numerous historic re-creation events every year, the vast majority of the photos we take still have pretty obvious clues in them that they were... (more)
We don't need water today. Rio Grande Southern Motor #5 (aka "Galloping Goose") rumbles past the water column adjacent to the section house on the 10,015 ft. high Cumbres Pass (MP 330.7) du... (more)
Heavy, crusty snow at the summit of Cumbres Pass in Colorado, gives Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Rotary OY a minor workout as it clears the line to the Highway 17 grade crossing on March 1, 20... (more)
That Long Way Down...
Ridin' the storm out, waitin' for the thaw out
On a full moon night in the Rocky Mountain winter...
While it's not the winter, we're under the full moon of a Rocky Mountain summ... (more)
Little Depot in the Sky
A top the highest active railroad in the United States is the Cumbres Depot, nee Section House, straddling the divide at Cumbres Pass, elevation 10,015 fe... (more)
Fall Color at Coxo
The valley is echoing from the double header working up to Cumbres Pass on the Cumbres & Toltec.
The Battle for the Pass has Begun.
Through 4-5’ of deep snow Denver & Rio Grande Western OY rotary steam powered snow plow is in full battle for the pass. Gently falling lar... (more)