SLRG No 18 breaks out of the east portal of upper tunnel headed towards Fir (La Veta Pass) with the photographers special.
SLRG No 18 pounding towards Fir (La Veta Pass) with the photographers special.
SLRG No 18 steams into the sunrise just east of Alamosa with the photographers special.
Gettimg ready to take a freight West to Chama, 2-8-2 #498 takes water in the three rail yard in Alamosa in June of 1967
Doubleheading from Alamosa to Antonito. At Antonito both engines will take coal and water, and the helper will be cut into the train for the climb to Cumbres. It will be long after dark and prob... (more)
HLCX GP38-3 #1000, leased to the San Luis and Rio Grande, prepares to couple back up to the remainder of its mixed train as the conductor picks up new orders.
Following a flanger spreader train that will help clear the new snow over Cumbres, the 480 leads the regular doubleheaded Monday freight west past the Alamosa yard limits.
Outside the new shop building, the guys get to work in good spring weather. This engine is the subject of the cover story in the May 2009 issue of Trains magazine.
2-8-0 #18 is seen at the station in Alamosa returning from the day's run. The Rio Grande Scenic operates excursions over the spectacular La Veta pass. Visitors can learn about the historic signi... (more)
In early morning light, the ex LSI Alco 1910-built Consolidation heads its freight consist across the desert landscape between Alamosa and Fort Garland. It will form a photo charter through La Vet... (more)
SL&RG #18 (ex LS&I #18) heads into a dusty sunrise just east of Alamosa on a Steam Loco Safari Tours charter freight.
Ex LS&I, Marquette and Huron, Grand Canyon Railroad, Mount Hood Railroad and since late 2007 at the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad is ready at the station in Alamosa
Crossing the Grande...
As the sun dips towards the horizon, its light illuminates the San Luis & Rio Grande freight power in the yard at Alamosa, Colorado.