RailPictures.Net Photo: DRGW 487 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Steam 2-8-2 at San Miguel, New Mexico by Kevin Madore
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Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (more..)
Steam 2-8-2 (more..)
Lava Tank (MP 291.55) (more..)
San Miguel, New Mexico, USA (more..)
March 13, 2016
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DRGW 487 (more..)
Flanger Extra 487 (more..)
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Twilight at Lava Tank. Shortly after sunset, a D&RGW Flanger Outfit pauses for water at Lava Tank, before returning to Antonito for the night. There's a reason why this location is known as "Lava." The mesa on which it sits is essentially a volcanic lava flow that happened about 25 million years ago. Although that was a rather long time ago, the reminders of this place's tumultuous past are everywhere, in the form of loose pieces of volcanic basalt and pumice. Fortunately, mother nature has settled down a bit in her old age. The desert is a quiet place these days, with only the sound of the wind in the sagebrush, and the occasional passing train.
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