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 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.
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)
The test train pulls up to Forbes to add a truck load of food and some important people from BNSF, EMD and a couple other railroads. Once the stop is over they will head deep into La Veta Pass to ... (more)
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...
A SLRG excursion grinds up the west slope of La Veta Pass.
SLRG 8577 leads a small, two-car, passenger excursion westbound between La Veta pass and Fort Garland, CO.
The serpentine 2.5% trackage up La Veta Pass is challenging this 2-8-0 .... it almost looks D&RGW...
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.
SLRG 18 slips its wheels on a photo run-bye on the steep 3% grade of La Veta Pass.
SLRG #18 on a Photo Special pulls the 3% westbound dwarfed by the Sangre de Cristos . A spectacular and remote line!
Ex-Southern Pacific 1744 at sunrise with a freight train
SP 1744 starts up the stiff grade of La Veta pass on its way back to Alamosa.
SP 1744 climbs La Veta Pass on the way back to Alamosa.