A heavy thunderstorm has passed and the regular passenger trains from Antonito and Chama have departed, so Osier, Colorado is once again a quiet, remote place. Only former Rio Grande Southern Moto... (more)
Passengers are happily chowing down in the dining hall, but the crews still have work to do before our trains can continue on to their destinations in Chama and Antonito. Engine #484's fireman is... (more)
Cowboy Up!A drover rides the top of a stock car to assist D&RGW #487's crew in spotting one of the cars at the chute. This is the stock pen at Osier, and there are cattle in the pen wa... (more)
Osier is the midday lunch stop for the trains from Chama and Antonito. It can be a hectic place when both trains are in, but in this image we can see the remote beauty of this special place. We ... (more)
Our Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec special left Antonito very late so by the time we reached Rock Tunnel, it was almost sunset. On this fall day, the setting sun gave the rocks a golden glow whi... (more)
It's midday and after loading cattle at the Osier stock pens, our train is headed timetable west towards Cumbres Pass, here shown crossing the spectacular trestle at Cascade Creek. From a Lerro P... (more)
Crossing Cascade Creek. A Rio Grande Southern freight re-creation tip-toes across the iron trestle over Cascade Creek on a breezy fall afternoon. Heading up our train this day is DRGW 453,... (more)
Top Ten of 2018. Here's a look back at my Top 10 favorite shots from 2018.8. This year, I chose to attend the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec's June 2018 photo charter fea... (more)
After chasing the eastbound C&TS train until it entered isolation at Los Pinos. A long drive on a dirt road got me to Osier, Colorado, where the eastbound and westbound trains routinely meet. Soon... (more)
Westbound is headed back to Chama, NM.
Volcanic Rock. It's just past high noon as our re-creation RGS Freight with the 455 on the point charges upgrade past an odd formation of ancient volcanic rock. This formation, at around ... (more)
RGS Doubleheader. D&RGW #315, a C-18 Consolidation, and RGS #455, a K-27 Mikado double head on a Rio Grande Southern freight re-creation on a warm afternoon in late summer. The train is s... (more)
Rio Grande Consolidation #315 waits in Osier while RGS #455 (normally C&TS #463) takes water. This work extra is a recreation of a typical Rio Grande Southern operation.
K-36 #489 glistens in the October sun.
C&TS #489 simmers away in Osier waiting for the Westbound to roll in. We will continue our trip to Antonito once everyone finishes lunch. I was guilty of spending more time taking pictures of the ... (more)