Rounding Coxo Curve, 489 and train head upgrade towards Cumbres.
Leaving Miller's Wash and a green board behind, 4960 proceeds to make short work of getting back to track speed.
Part of the care and maintenance of any coal burning steam locomotive includes cleaning out the ash pan, and just as it's been done spanning three centurys, today in Chama is no different.
Overcoming gravity on one, if not the steepest railroad in the country, Rio Grande Southern 455 and Cumbres and Toltec 487 climb out of The Chama River Valley (which extends into the backdrop) to... (more)
While summer suddenly disappeared this week in the American Southwest (note, not a good idea to camp with my current sleeping bags), 488 and its train lazily make their way down Cumbres Pass.
Lined for the Main. Rio Grande Southern 455 takes to the main on a crisp fall morning in Chama New Mexico.
Showing signs of her true identity, "Rio Grande Southern No.455" takes water from the Rico, er, Chama Water Tank on a crisp September Morning.
Through the Looking Glass... Or at least a reversed digital image as though you put the slide in the projector backwards.
Racing towards the sunset at 90mph, Amtrak's Southwest Chief leaves the Rio Grande Rift as the last light hits the clouds above New Mexico's Manzano Mountains.
"It's not the middle of nowhere, but you can sure see it from here..." -Michael Brooks, GCR Assistant Trainmaster
Leaving the hole at Willaha Arizona after the daily train has passed... (more)
Charging across Grand Canyon Boulevard at a blistering pace of 5 mph... Backwards. 4960 shoves into the Williams Depot before heading off to the Grand Canyon.
As the afternoon shadows grow longer, Grand Canyon Railway 29 charges out of Coconino Canyon and makes a break for the high steepe of Northern Arizona. Remnants of a three day blizzard that droppe... (more)
Rising high above the cascading waters of... Cascade Creek. Cumbres and Toltec 463 heads westward towards Chama.
Clawing her through the ancient sinuous waterway of Coconino Canyon, Grand Canyon Railway 29 puts on a show as it climbs towards Imbleau on its southward journey towards Williams