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Photo ID: 738780

La Veta Pass A westbound train of 18 empty hoppers heads up the 3% grade above Occidental. The DRGW rated any given locomotive for less tonnage here than on Tennessee Pass. The Spring Cree... (more)

Railroad: San Luis & Rio Grande
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: La Veta, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: PRLX 4685
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 2020


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Jun 09, 2020

Views: 3,436
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Photo ID: 733806

Former Lake Superior & Ishpeming 2-8-0 #18 is running for the first time on San Luis & Rio Grande (former Denver & Rio Grande Western) trackage east of La Veta through the Cucharas River valley. ... (more)

Railroad: San Luis & Rio Grande
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: La Veta, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 18
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 04, 2008


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By: Scott Turner

Added: Apr 23, 2020

Views: 1,064
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Photo ID: 733805

With the Sangre de Cristo mountains as backdrop, former Lake Superior & Ishpeming 2-8-0 #18 is running for the first time on San Luis & Rio Grande (former Denver & Rio Grande Western) trackage eas... (more)

Railroad: San Luis & Rio Grande
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: La Veta, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 18
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 04, 2008


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By: Scott Turner

Added: Apr 23, 2020

Views: 1,528
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 730231

A San Luis & Rio Grande passenger extra pauses at the town of La Veta, Colorado, on June 12, 2005. The train just spent the morning climbing scenic La Veta Pass out of Alamosa, and will now head d... (more)

Railroad: San Luis & Rio Grande
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: La Veta, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: HATX 805
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 12, 2005


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 27, 2020

Views: 1,232
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 716632

SLRG 18 pulls the last of the 2.5% grade to the summit of La Veta Pass. The iconic location on the original D&RGW railroad became a beehive of activity as the photographer's special made a photo r... (more)

Railroad: San Luis & Rio Grande
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: La Veta, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SLRG 18
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 2010


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Nov 17, 2019

Views: 1,567
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Favorited: 16


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Photo ID: 681187

Same picture from a different perspective.. Looking like a scene from a Lucius Beebe book, the pretty streamer sits at the water tower. The tower is not really a water tower but used as a storage... (more)

Railroad: San Luis & Rio Grande
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: La Veta, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SLRG 18
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 21, 2013


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By: Sid Vaught

Added: Dec 18, 2018

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Photo ID: 681049

Looking like a scene from a Lucius Beebe book, the pretty streamer sits at the water tower. The tower is not really a water tower but used as a storage building. We had a great first trip after... (more)

Railroad: San Luis & Rio Grande
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: La Veta, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SLRG 18
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 21, 2013


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By: Sid Vaught

Added: Dec 17, 2018

Views: 1,666
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 662721

Sunset over La Veta. Perhaps twice over. While this photo shows San Luis and Rio Grande 2-8-0 No. 18 pulling a freight over the divide of La Veta Pass at Fir in 2008... This shot may no longer b... (more)

Railroad: San Luis & Rio Grande
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: La Veta, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SLRG 18
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 23, 2008


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By: William Diehl

Added: Jun 29, 2018

Views: 1,302
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 615037

The Alamosa Turn crests the 2.5% climb to La Veta Pass. The train will soon be descending the 3% grade, on the journey to Walsenburg, Colorado...

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: La Veta, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW3118
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1992


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By: Frank Wilson

Added: Apr 30, 2017

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Photo ID: 604366

Shove Em' Acting on instructions from his conductor, Engineer Steven Butler (and at the time, Steam CMO) of the San Luis and Rio Grande, backs former Lake Superior and Ishpeming (and Grand Cany... (more)

Railroad: San Luis & Rio Grande
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: La Veta , Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SLRG 18
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 04, 2012


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By: William Diehl

Added: Jan 26, 2017

Views: 1,385
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 457662

Rio Grande Scenic runs excursions over La Veta pass from Alamos and La Veta. To handle charters westbound this grossly overpowered consist is laying over on the east end. If you come to the narr... (more)

Railroad: San Luis Rio Grande
Locomotive: EMD SD9043MAC
Location: La Veta, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SLRG 116
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 16, 2013


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By: Sid Vaught

Added: Nov 05, 2013

Views: 3,071
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 456305

Running for the first time in several months our beautifully proportioned steamer executes a runby with a consist that can only be described as eclectic. We were westbound after a long water stop... (more)

Railroad: Rio Grande Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: La Veta, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SLRG 18
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 21, 2013


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By: Sid Vaught

Added: Oct 25, 2013

Views: 2,136
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Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 455362

The serpentine 2.5% trackage up La Veta Pass is challenging this 2-8-0 .... it almost looks D&RGW...

Railroad: San Luis & Rio Grande
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: La Veta, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SLRG18
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 2010


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Oct 16, 2013

Views: 1,845
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 404433

SLRG 18 slips its wheels on a photo run-bye on the steep 3% grade of La Veta Pass.

Railroad: San Luis & Rio Grande
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: La Veta, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SLRG 18
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 2010


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Jul 25, 2012

Views: 2,293
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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 373150

Engineer Earl Knoob looks ahead from the cab of San Luis & Rio Grande #18 as we climb the east side of La Veta Pass at 13mph on the trip back to Alamosa. The throttle is wide open and we are along... (more)

Railroad: San Luis & Rio Grande
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: La Veta, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SLRG 18
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 2011


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By: Chris Starnes

Added: Aug 26, 2011

Views: 4,101
Comments: 2

Favorited: 14
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