Los Piños TankA stock train makes its way up the east side of Cumbres Pass, here passing Los Piños Tank. A few small acreages now dot this end of the valley, but when the states of Col... (more)
She'll be Comin' Round the Mountain... Our stock special is coming around a bend still high above the Rio de los Piños between Cascade Trestle and the los Piños tank. From a 2011 ... (more)
On a beautiful fall morning, D&RGW #487 crosses the 175' trestle over the Rio de los Pinos at mile marker 324.5 with a stock train headed for Osier. We'll load cattle there.
From a 2... (more)
It's autumn in the Rocky Mountains, and the annual fall stock rush is in full swing on the D&RGW. Of course, these days the "stock" consists of tourists coming to look at fall colors in the high ... (more)
Running Los Pinos Creek. Here's a wide-angle view of our Rio Grande Southern freight re-creation, as it runs behind DRGW 315 along the Los Pinos Creek on the east side of the valley.
In the valley of the Los Pinos. The second day of our 2018 Rio Grande Southern re-creation featured a locomotive that didn't require any re-lettering, because DRGW Consolidation #315 was ac... (more)
Toward Chama via Cumbres. DRGW 453 charges upgrade past the Los Pinos Tank toward Cumbres Pass, amidst the breathtaking display of fall colors on the hills to the north.
Of course, the l... (more)
A Cumbres & Toltec engineers school freight train rolls past the very few homes at Los Pinos
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad #484 pulls a freight through Los Pinos as part of their engineers school.
C&TS #484 pulls 10 freight cars and two cabooses on its way east towards Osier.
We lucked into catching the last two days of Cumbres & Toltec's engineers school. They were using K-36 class #484 pulling 9 freight cars and a caboose seen here a couple miles west of Los Pinos.
The daily Antonito-Chama passenger train traverses a barren, tranquil area on it's mountain-climbing route.
No need for water here today, K36 489 leads a train of passengers down towards Chama.
A monsoon has taken over the Cumbres Pass as the westbound train out of Antonito chugs up the grade toward summit, bypassing the need for water at the water tank. This train would eventually encou... (more)
Having made its meet with the eastbound passenger train, K-36 #484 climbs through the curve at Los Pinos, bound for Cumbres Pass.