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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By the light of the silvery moon.... and with a little help from some strategically-placed strobe lights, RGS Mudhen #455 poses for an evening portrait with her freight train, on a remote d... (more)
Rio Grande Southern #455 (actually #463) crosses Los Pinos Trestle with a work extra on the way to Cumbres Pass. This is a recreation of a typical Rio Grande Southern consist, with the locomotive ... (more)
RGS 455....with a little help. DRGW C-18 Consolidation Locomotive #315 lends a helping hand mid-train as RGS K-27 Mikado #455 takes her freight westbound just after sunrise.
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Sunrise on the Rio Grande Southern. The "sunrise" herald of the Rio Grande Southern on Locomotive #455's tender stands out in the early morning light as she crosses a small wooden trestle r... (more)
Cumbres & Toltec K-27 No. 463, masquerading as Rio Grande Southern No. 455, crosses Ferguson's Trestle just as the sun breaks the horizon. This was the second day of a Friends of the Cumbres & Tol... (more)
Cumbres & Toltec K-27 No. 463, masquerading as Rio Grande Southern No. 455, poses on Ferguson's Trestle. Lighting by Mike Shade and Mother Nature. This was the second day of a Friends of the Cum... (more)
One of 2 static K-37s on display in Antonito greets visitors as they arrive. It is one of several out of service K-37s throughout the state. #491 at the Colorado RR Museum in Golden is the only cu... (more)
The Little Train to Oblivion. Denver and Rio Grande Western #463 leads a circa 1939 train out of Antonito westward.
"The edge of the World", or something like that. The DRGW 315, restored to life by the Durango Railroad Historical Society, heads a chartered "stock" train west around the Lava loop on the Cumbre... (more)
C&TS 44-tonner (weight 47 tons apparently) #19 was sent over to C&TS from Oahi Railway & Land Co. in 1972.
K-36 No. 489 pulls away after dropping off a car at the shop in Antonito.The 489 will then switch over and back into the shop for the night to prepare for tomorrows run to Chama.
Colorado & Southern T-12 No. 168 built by Baldwin for the Denver & Rio Grande in 1883 awaits restoration,. Cumbres & Toltec K-36 No. 489 cools down from the days trip from Chama.