Pulling away from the platform under a full head of steam RGS 20 is amid its own weather system on a cold snowy day.
Fall & Winter Mingle at the Tank
Fall color mingles with Winter at the water tank. Rio Grande Southern 20 is just lifting off with a flurry of steam among the snow flurries.
The Right Stuff
Legends unit at the Colorado Railroad Museum to operate a living legend RGS 20.
Snow, steam, Fall color, and RGS 20
A superb blessing of early snow and wintery weather helped mellow the forest fires of northern Colorado and bless those of us who worship t... (more)
Legends in the Snow
A superb blessing of early snow and wintery weather helped mellow the forest fires of northern Colorado and bless those of us who worship the steam and ste... (more)
With the headlight and mars light lit up and functioning, 5771’s aspen gold provides a nice contrast against the blue Colorado sky.
The Colorado Railroad Museum's newest addition to their fleet of operating steam locomotives, Rio Grande Southern #20 (4-6-0), backs up to the water tower on the museum grounds.
At the end of a long day running the newly restored Rio Grande Southern #20 (4-6-0) and giving rides to hundreds, the team at the Colorado Railroad Museum provide a little human power to repositio... (more)
Icicles, Blue Hour, and Snow
Snow flakes glisten in the headlight beam of #491 while taking water at the tank. Nearly a foot of snow fell on this day, just right for some shots... (more)
D&RGW #491 is throttling up the grade at the Colorado Railroad Museum in the first snows of the season.
RGS #20 does a blow-down on the turntable. Note the awkward position the fireman is in in the tight deckless cab. The valve is NOT in an ergonomically friendly location. From the Trains magazin... (more)
Beauty and the Geese Beautiful 10-wheeler RGS #20 poses in all of its newly restored glory between two of its long time "Galloping Goose" workmates - Work Goose #6 and Goose #7 w... (more)
The Colorado Railroad Museum, 60th Anniversary.
The steam team at the Colorado Railroad Museum pose for a portrait with all 4 steam locomotives in front of the roundhouse on Ju... (more)
Celebrating history The February 1942 issue of Trains magazine featured a photo by William (Bill) Moedinger Jr. of the #20 which became one of the most iconic photos of the Rio Grande Sout... (more)
Switching at "No Agua" Rio Grande Southern #20's coming out party was a great success. Here we see #20 backing down to couple to a short freight at "No Agua" tank duri... (more)