A Big Boy in The Land of The Gila Monster.
For the first time since the close of the steam era, an articulated steam locomotive took to the rails in Southeastern Arizona. more)
Approach, Clear, Galaxy.
Ancient Semaphores guard the the galactic core of the Milky Way as it makes its transit across the starkly dark Northern New Mexico sky in July of 2019
The Sun has dropped below the horizon, and we find ourselves at the easternmost semaphore signal of the Raton Subdivision. On chance I caught this movement, as only Amtrak 3 and 4 usually ply this... (more)
Westbound and Down nearly 4 hours due to recurring congestion in the midwest, Amtrak's Southwest Chief glides across the 1960's line realignment at Rosario, New Mexico.
"Now down by the station early in the mornin'..."
As goes the lyrics to C.W. McCall's song "The Silverton", we see next to the Durango Station, the interior of the roundhous... (more)
"Route of the Streamliners"
In a bit of an unconventional twist, Big Boy 4014 leads a Pocket Streamliner of 9 cars, with 844 and a diesel in trail.
Racing home against the impending snow storm, 1923 vintage, American Locomotive Company built No.476 of the Durango and Silverton heads back to the roundhouse. The locomotive and trailing flanger ... (more)
Decelerating into a temporary speed restriction, Amtrak #4 catches the final rays of sunshine at the pair of semaphores at MP 706, the furthest east of the remaining ones.
Hustling her train up the steep grade out of Colmor, the Amtrak 169 pulls The Southwest Chief up to the final intermediate signal before Levy Siding. The stark, but beautiful landscape of Norther... (more)
Easing through the snow covered yard at Cumbres Pass, a snowplow-less 488 rolls down the main track. The first snows of the season have already fallen with a few days left in the railroad's seaso... (more)
In the waning days of the 2018, Locomotive 487 of the Cumbres and Toltec begins blasting up the 4% grade to the summit at Cumbres here at "The Narrows".
Hand held pan shot: 1/40 sec a... (more)
Under the Stars. Single frame taken around midnight under a near full moon with a Tamron 15-30mm. Originally shot for a timelapse viewable online
Turning back the clock to 1968, Denver and Rio Grande Western K-36, "#483" yanks her train out of the Coxo Curve as sister 484 begins pushing on the rear at the edge of the frame.