When I first moved to Colorado, one of my favorite photo targets was the twice-a-week West Local than ran out of North Yard. It still featured a vintage pair of Rio Grande GP30s, even though the r... (more)
Rio Grande EMD GP40 No. 3135 switches at the San Luis Central interchange at Sugar Junction just outside Monte Vista, Colorado, on August 6, 1993, while SLC SW8 No. 70 sits on the west leg of the ... (more)
Rio Grande F9A No. 5771 and F9B No. 5762 glisten on the night of March 25, 1999, not long after being lovingly restored by the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden in as-delivered Aspen gold over si... (more)
A westbound Rio Grande intermodal train exits the Glenwood Tunnel east of Glenwood Springs on July 6, 1987. This part of Interstate 70 highway through Glenwood Canyon was completed in 1965, with a... (more)
DRGW 5771 leads the Ski Train westbound at Crescent, CO, on Jan 14, 1984.
A miracle in itself that this thing has survived this long in its original paint, DRGW 134 rests, tucked away behind the former Union Equity elevators, said to be one of the largest operating grai... (more)
Lost in the landscape. Under a threatening sky, our RGS Freight is almost lost in the landscape of the New Mexico desert, as she runs around Lava Loop toward Antonito, CO, some 10 miles to ... (more)
Big Horn Wye. Here's an angle you don't often see of an RGS re-creation freight, turning on the wye at Big Horn, New Mexico. Built in 1880, the wye here was often used as a turning locati... (more)
Steamscape: Big Horn Peak. DRGW 315 rounds the curve just below Big Horn Peak on a cloudy, fall afternoon, trailing her RGS Freight re-creation, which is bound for Antonito, CO. With a su... (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)
A Rio Grande local departs Monte Vista, Colorado, with five boxcars and a caboose bound for Alamosa on August 6, 1993. EMD GP40 No. 3135 is a former Penn Central/Conrail locomotive purchased by Ri... (more)
Approaching Cumbres Pass. With her pops lifting and her Fireman's injector going full-blast, DRGW 453 hauls a mixed freight the last mile up the eastern approach to the 10,000 ft. Cumbres P... (more)
"Tanglefoot Lake" (MP 329.6). DRGW 453 throws a reflection in the pond of standing water along Tanglefoot Curve, as she completes her climb to the 10,000 ft. high Cumbres Pass, ju... (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)