Narrow gauge straightaway through a tunnel of aspen at the peak of their fall color
A new view on Rock Tunnel, showing it in the context of the rugged and massive Toltec Gorge. In the far upper left you can make out the line miles back toward Antonito, and even further the distan... (more)
Steam train Chama - Antonito arrives in a few minutes at the station Osier.
Steam train from Chama to Antonito is waiting for departure. On the right side you see the big attraction of the steam trains: the open freight car 'Cumbres Vista' for the passengers in the train ... (more)
Steam train from Chama to Antonito arrives at the station Osier.
More from the Toltec Rattler Redux on the Cumbres & Toltec. What luck to have the event happen the day after a snowstorm which left the high country with a nice dusting. This allowed me to get a... (more)
D&RG T-12 #168 pauses at the Osier, CO depot 9/25/21.
Cumbres & Toltec 489 idles beside the mess hall at Osier, CO during the passengers' lunch break. 489 bears a sign reading "Chama" to ensure passengers board the correct train.
We lost a great person in the railroad community this week. On March 30, Trains Magazine Editor in Chief Jim Wrinn passed. Here we see him in better times, recreating the shot he'd always wanted... (more)
Eureka & Palisade 4-4-0 "Eureka" and Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming 2-6-0 "Glenbrook," both built by Baldwin in 1875, are double-headed westbound with a short freight train ar... (more)
Steaming out of the Past Rio Grande Southern 4-6-0 20 recreates a classic scene photographed by the late William Moedinger during TRAINS Magazine's "Sunset on the Rio Grande Southern&q... (more)
Rounding the bend Denver & Rio Grande T-12 4-6-0 No. 168 and D&RG C-18 Consolidation No. 425 power a vintage passenger train westbound toward Osier, Colorado, on August 27, 2021. This t... (more)
Rio Grande 168 and 425 are taking water at Osier before departing for Chama. This was the "Across the Railroad" excursion, part of the Victorian Iron Horse Roundup.
Echoes of an earlier age. Denver & Rio Grande Consolidation #425 hauls an eastbound mixed consist out of the rock cut at MP 317.3, just east of Osier, CO on a pretty fall day in 2021, on a ... (more)
Tip-toeing over Cascade Creek. With the aspens popping all over the hills surrounding the Los Pinos Valley, D&RG Locomotive #425 slowly rumbles across the high bridge over Cascade Creek at ... (more)