Little Depot in the Sky
A top the highest active railroad in the United States is the Cumbres Depot, nee Section House, straddling the divide at Cumbres Pass, elevation 10,015 fe... (more)
Just before pulling on the throttle, the engineer of Rio Grande Southern 20 looks back for the highball from the conductor. The engineer here is well known in the... (more)
The Meet at No Agua
During the Triple Steam Up Weekend at the Colorado Railroad Museum, Rio Grande Southern 4-6-0 #20 overtakes Denver & Rio Grande Western 2-8-0 #346 at the No... (more)
- A misnomer is a name that is incorrectly or unsuitably applied.
There's one somewhere in this photo, see if you can find it.
This weekend at the Colorado ... (more)
On a wonderfully clear day in the Silvery San Juan Mountains, the Winter Cascade Train of the Durango and Silverton attacks the Hermosa Hill at MP 463.
TV is on the Fritz
Snow falls as the Cascade Canyon train leaves Durango for its namesake
Do Not Adjust Your Set....
Winter makes a slight clawback as snow begins to envelop the lower reaches of the Animas River Canyon. The day began in Durango with a slight drizzl... (more)
I Took the Path Less Taken
I mean, there’s literally no trail, and it’s not easy to get here.
Almost Heaven... Blue Ridge Mountains...
While these Country Roads took me home to the Arizona Northland, these blue mountains are not the ones that this lash-up of power would... (more)
Tick Tock, Time Is Nearly Up
The westbound Southwest Chief weaves its way out of the Rocky Mountains past two relics not long for this world. Both the Signal Line and the Sema... (more)
Lined up in the Williams Coach Yard, we find a working example of every class of locomotive power on today's Grand Canyon Railway (with the exception of its ex-A... (more)
Rocketing out of the sag at Hackberry, this Westbound heads along the former US Route 66. Track speed here is 80mph for passenger and 70 for freight into this curve, and this train is doing it's ... (more)
Contrary to what one would think, this train, following the Animas River as it leaves the San Juan Mountains is going up hill. While the river is still making its d... (more)
The silence of the slow moving snow storm in Southwestern Colorado is broken by the crunching snow under my feet. But once paused, you r... (more)
This is Only A Test
On a test run prior to the summer steam season, Chief Mechanical Officer Sam Lanter takes Grand Canyon Railway (ex-Lake Superior & Ishpeming) Consolidation ... (more)