D&RGW K-27 Mudhen #463 heads west out of Antonito, CO with a short freight train on the morning of October 19, 2023 near Lava Tank.
"The Old Head Conductor"
The conductor rests as his mixed train races across the floor of the San Luis Valley in the fading autumn sunlight.
D&RG 168, under a rapidly changing sky, dodging lighting as it races across Ferguson Trestle on its way back to Antonito at the head of the Pre-National Narrow Gauge Convention Photo Charter.
The Pre-National Narrow Gauge Convention Photo Charter trying to outrun a thunderstorm on its way back to Antonito. Unsubstantiated legend has it the townsfolk of Antonito formed a vigilante posse... (more)
This special train was the Pre-National Narrow Gauge Convention Photo Charter on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad. The Photo Charter was pulled by the D&RG 168, a T-12, 4-6-0 built in 1883 ... (more)
If the quality of cameras existed long ago, this could be from the 1950s ... but it's 60+ years later, before the beginning of the day's tours.
A charter freight with a mid-train helper is heading west past MP 309, one of the most dramatic locations on the railroad. A pretty good recreation of DRGW operations during the 50's and 60's. T... (more)
As the day's light is rapidly disappearing our chartered freight passes Apache Crossing and starts the final climb to Cumbres. The DRGW ran its last revenue freight over this line in 1968, and the... (more)
On the afternoon of June 5, 2018, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad K-36 No. 484 is replenished with sand alongside the landmark coaling tower and sand house at Chama, New Mexico. Even though it is... (more)
Cumbres & Toltec's scenic train slices through Rancho Del Oso Pardo outside Chama, New Mexico. The Ranch also drives a direct message to above-the-law photographers looking for new angles of the t... (more)
Cumbres & Toltec K-36 No. 488 poses for a night photo shoot
Cumbres & Toltec 489 leads an unscheduled extra passenger train uphill through Dalton.
Smoke from burning hot brake shoes fill the sky as Cumbres & Toltec 484 rolls downhill at Lake Lobato.
Crew members perform a brake test shortly after C&TS 484 is hooked up to the daily consist.
Cumbres & Toltec 484 approaches Lobato Trestle, passing through Weed City. The siding here was the sight of a faux railroad station and water tank used in the filming of a few iconic movies.