Pulling in to Lava Tank at sunrise on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
"The Old Head Conductor"
The conductor rests as his mixed train races across the floor of the San Luis Valley in the fading autumn sunlight.
D&RG 168, under a rapidly changing sky, dodging lighting as it races across Ferguson Trestle on its way back to Antonito at the head of the Pre-National Narrow Gauge Convention Photo Charter.
The Pre-National Narrow Gauge Convention Photo Charter trying to outrun a thunderstorm on its way back to Antonito. Unsubstantiated legend has it the townsfolk of Antonito formed a vigilante posse... (more)
This special train was the Pre-National Narrow Gauge Convention Photo Charter on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad. The Photo Charter was pulled by the D&RG 168, a T-12, 4-6-0 built in 1883 ... (more)
A charter freight with a mid-train helper is heading west past MP 309, one of the most dramatic locations on the railroad. A pretty good recreation of DRGW operations during the 50's and 60's. T... (more)
As the day's light is rapidly disappearing our chartered freight passes Apache Crossing and starts the final climb to Cumbres. The DRGW ran its last revenue freight over this line in 1968, and the... (more)
Rio Grande narrow gauge caboose No. 0579 sits in the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad’s shop building in Antonito, Colorado, on June 6, 2018. In the foreground is a passenger truc... (more)
Rio Grande Southern 20 leads an extra mixed freight over Ferguson Trestle, named after the man that was hanged off of it, as the sun peaks over part of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the far di... (more)
Rio Grande Southern 20 sits on Ferguson (aka Hangman's) Trestle as our group of photographers partaking in a Trains Mag photo charter do some silhouette shots of the train while waiting for the su... (more)
On 29th August 2022 5.30pm at Antonito: Steam loc #489 (left) will run with the carriages (left) to Chama the next morning. Steam loc #168 and diesel loc #19 are waiting for work.
Steam train waits in Antonito for departure to Chama in the morning sun.
RGS 20 shimmers in the morning light on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad.
D&RGW K27 #463, dressed up as RGS 455, departing Antonito, CO 9/26/21.
D&RGW K27 #463, dressed up as RGS 455, backs on to her train after taking a drink from the Antonito, CO water tank 9/26/21.