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)
Crossing Cascade Creek. A Rio Grande Southern freight re-creation tip-toes across the iron trestle over Cascade Creek on a breezy fall afternoon. Heading up our train this day is DRGW 453,... (more)
Golden Hour at Ferguson's. The sagebrush are still casting very long shadows as DRGW Mudhen #453 charges upgrade from Ferguson's Trestle, on the westbound run to Chama via Cumbres Pass.
Sunrise at Ferguson's. DRGW K-27 Mudhen #453 steps across Ferguson's Trestle at MP 285.87, just moments after sunrise, hauling a freight westbound toward Chama and Durango, via Cumbres Pass... (more)
D&RGW K-27 #453 begins its trek around Tanglefoot Curve on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad. #453 was renumbered from #463 for this Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec fall photo charter.
D&RGW 2-8-2 #453 rolls across Hangman's Trestle, as the sun rises over Colorado's San Luis Valley. #453 was renumbered from its usual #463 for this Friends of the Cumbres and Toltec charter.
D&RGW 2-8-2 #453 leads a train around Tanglefoot Curve, as it heads toward the summit at Cumbres. #453 was renumbered from its usual #463 for this Friends of the Cumbres and Toltec charter.
D&RGW 2-8-2 #453 leads a freight train westbound near Hangman's Trestle MP 285.8 on the C&T on its climb out of the San Luis Valley. #453 was renumbered from its usual #463 for this Friends of th... (more)
After chasing the eastbound C&TS train until it entered isolation at Los Pinos. A long drive on a dirt road got me to Osier, Colorado, where the eastbound and westbound trains routinely meet. Soon... (more)