Tank Creek is running strong with spring melt as #473 hauls the Cascade Canyon Express back to Durango.
TV is on the Fritz
Snow falls as the Cascade Canyon train leaves Durango for its namesake
Steam powered rotary snowplow OY is pushing through some of the larger drifts on it's way to the Colorado/New Mexico border, where the days work will end. Hardly a soul around to see this extrav... (more)
After departing Chama, New Mexico, on the morning of February 29, 2020, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad’s Rotary OY begins to throw some snow passing milepost 329 approaching “the narrows.” OY is... (more)
The second locomotive in the consist, CTS 484, and the remainder of the train have to wait for the first locomotive and Rotary OY to cross Lobato Trestle due to a weight restriction on the bridge.
The train has been reassembled after crossing Lobato Trestle and continues its ascent up the 4% grade clearing the track from Chama, NM to Cumbres Pass in Colorado.
On the afternoon of February 29, 2020, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad steam-powered Rotary OY, pushed by 2-8-2 Mikados Nos. 487 and 484, plows its way east on the three-foot gauge railroad, up t... (more)
Snow covered tree branches in the Animas Canyon frame the Durango & Silverton's Cascade Canyon Express as it crosses the high bridge on its way back to Durango.
It's all narrow ledges and steep cliffs on this stretch of the Durango & Silverton's famous highline. Here, #481 rounds a particularly dramatic bend in the midst of a heavy winter snowstorm that b... (more)
Heavy snow coats the trees as the Cascade Canyon Express makes its way back to Durango.
Pulling away from the platform under a full head of steam RGS 20 is amid its own weather system on a cold snowy day.
With tensions running high around the country, #493 blows off a little steam as Election Day stretches into Election Week.
Ablaze in Golde Light
Denver & Rio Grande Western K-36 2-8-2 489 is taking water at the north tank in Chama on a brisk, chilly September morning ablaze in Aspen gold light jus... (more)
A Golden Coxo
Intense color of Fall lines the narrow gauge as a double header and steamed up passing the lake at Coxo.
Spotty fall color at Needle Creek Canyon. Just after 1PM, DRGW K-28 #473 works southbound (railroad east) at Needle Creek Canyon (MP 482.90), with a Silverton Mixed bound for Durango, CO. ... (more)