Every one is taking it all in as steam powered Rotary OY, K36 487 and K36 488 Clean out the tracks a Cumbres Summit.
D&RGW Consolidation 315, built in 1895, has lived a storied life. It sits this beautiful morning in Chama, NM, after its 2007 restoration returned it to useful service.
A tripleheader of narrow gauge mikes pounds past the photoline.
Crossing Clear Creek. The Georgetown Loop's 11:15 AM departure out of Devil's Gate Station crosses Clear Creek for the first of four times as it works its way through the loop that gives th... (more)
In the 1940's, Rio Grande Southern often leased some of the D&RGW's older locomotives including C-18 #315. On one of those leases, #315 works as a midtrain helper pushing hard against a heavy frei... (more)
Rio Grande Southern #455 storms uphill on it's way to Lizard Head Pass with another heavy freight train. Six cars back, leased D&RGW #315 shoves on the train as it climbs the steep grade.
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Double headed mikes charge up to Cumbres pass with a charter freight.
Steamscape: COLORado. D&RGW Locomotive #315 emerges from the "blazing" aspen forest at Coxo, Colorado, just prior to crossing Highway 17 for the 3rd time on the run to Cumbres P... (more)
There's gold in them there hills! The hills of the Chama Valley are ablaze with aspen gold as a short stock train slowly claws its way up the 4% grade toward Cumbres Pass. On level groun... (more)
Weed city....no weeds now! D&RGW Locomotive #315 chugs slowly toward the 28-car siding located just south of Lobato Trestle on the run to Cumbres Pass. Back in 1970, this site was used a... (more)
Passing Jukes' Tree. D&RGW Locomotive #315 sets off out of Chama, NM with 4 stock cars and a caboose for Cumbres Pass, seen here passing the more than 100 year-old tree named for early 20t... (more)
On a cool beautiful mountain morning 488 gets last minute look before leading second run out.
On the pass at Lizard Head.... The long-extinct Rio Grande Southern railroad ran from Durango to Ridgway, Colorado, a distance of about 162 rail miles. Like the D&RGW Line between Chama a... (more)