SLRG's annual Winter trains over La Veta Pass got a special steam powered pull this particular run.
La Veta Pass This light power is heading east up the 2.5% loop at Carr for the siding at Fir (upper left). The power will retrieve "hot" cars set-out earlier in the week for Coor... (more)
La Veta Pass One of three Hill turns on this day grinds up the last of the 2.5% grade on top of the great loop at Fir. The small train is heavy with agricultural products for Coors Brewing... (more)
La Veta Pass With the PRLX SD70M having had mechanical issues the day before, the F40 that does not usually see service on the hill comes along just incase issues happen again. The power i... (more)
La Veta Pass meaning Mineral Vein Pass lies at 9242 feet at the the top of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. This eastbound train is climbing the 2.5% grade approaching the famous "loop&... (more)
My somewhat ill-fated trip on the first run of former Lake Superior & Ishpeming 2-8-0 #18 on the San Luis & Rio Grande is winding down. We've had clouds and poor lighting all afternoon, but for o... (more)
A San Luis & Rio Grande photo freight thunders around a curve at Fir, Colorado, after a round trip from Alamosa to La Veta on September 20, 2007. Originally a Southern Pacific locomotive, the 2-6-... (more)
A westbound San Luis & Rio Grande passenger train led by EMD F40PHR No. 456 passes an extra photo charter led by 2-6-0 No. 1744 at Fir, Colorado, on the afternoon of September 20, 2007.
The summit of La Veta Pass is at Fir, Colorado, on the former Rio Grande line from Walsenburg to Alamosa, and is being visited by an eastbound passenger train operated by Rail America’s San Luis... (more)
The daily passenger train from Alamosa to La Veta is powered by San Luis & Rio Grande 2-6-0 No. 1744 and is approaching the summit of La Veta Pass of Fir, Colorado, on September 21, 2007. The summ... (more)
AAPRCO San Juan Limited ascends the west slope of Veta Pass.
Westbound at Fir, Colorado, San Luis & Rio Grande 2-6-0 hauls a photo freight over La Veta Pass on September 20, 2007. Unfortunately, this former Southern Pacific locomotive hasn’t been in servi... (more)
Long after retiring from Michigan's Iron Range the antique LS&I 2-8-0 tackles Colorado's Rocky Mountains with a photo passenger special....
Old and new alike on LaVeta Pass. The regular passenger train passes the steam special on La Veta Pass. It was a good day to be trackside.
Reality or model?