A number of interesting things going on in this shot of #488 bringing a charter down from Cumbres Pass at about mile post 337. It's 2005, and the Cumbres & Toltec has just started a much needed re... (more)
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)
It's fall of 2009, and my son and I are in town for a Friends of the Cumbres and Toltec #315 special, but of course we HAVE to show up a day early so we can chase steam through the backcountry. He... (more)
C&TS #487 leads #488 as we've stopped at the top of Cumbres Pass. #487 will cut off here, turn on the wye and run light back down to Chama, NM. Note the patches of snow still present in early Ju... (more)
Big country, little train. A stock train crosses the Rio de los Piños on a wood pile trestle at milepost 324.52 on its climb up Cumbres Pass. From a 2011 Lerro Productions charter.
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)
D&RGW #485 - in reality #489 re-numbered to play the part of the only non-surviving K-36 class - leads its freight train around the final loop of "Tanglefoot Curve, just below Cumbres Pass. ... (more)
A mixed freight train is headed upgrade, timetable westbound headed for Cumbres Pass. In this view, we see the train partway up "Tanglefoot Curve" with levels visible both above and bel... (more)
On an early summer morning, C&TS #487 brings the Antonito, Colorado bound passenger train to the summit of Cumbres Pass. We're looking to the southwest, down the valley the train has just climbed... (more)
How many engineers does it take...Engineer Soni Honegger has climbed onto the pilot to change out a headlamp on D&RGW 315. This 2009 Friends of the Cumbres and Toltec special has backe... (more)
Los Piños TankA stock train makes its way up the east side of Cumbres Pass, here passing Los Piños Tank. A few small acreages now dot this end of the valley, but when the states of Col... (more)
Fall colors are a week or so away from peak, but hints of yellow and red cover the hillside as our stock special climbs the 4% grade up Cumbres Pass. From a 2011 Lerro Productions charter.
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)
She'll be Comin' Round the Mountain... Our stock special is coming around a bend still high above the Rio de los Piños between Cascade Trestle and the los Piños tank. From a 2011 ... (more)
Durango Railroad Historical Society's #315 is at the head of a Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec charter. Photo charters like this can't make it from Antonito to the first regular water stop at Sub... (more)