A Grande Sunset: "On fire" at "Stein's Curve." Literally at the moment of sunset, a westbound Rio Grande Freight suddenly "catches fire" with solar glint, as it negotiates "Stein's Curve", ... (more)
Sunset at Lava Loop. After a day of shooting under changeable skies and occasional light rain showers, the patrons on the 2015 Historic Transport Preservation (HTP) Rio Grande Charter all h... (more)
Steam, Smoke and Sagebrush under a Mackerel Sky. A long D&RGW freight drag charges west through the wide-open desert of New Mexico on a cool, fall morning, under a gorgeous deck of puffy al... (more)
Phall Colors at Phantom Curve. A peek through the rapidly yellowing aspens reveals an eastbound D&RGW Freight approaching the volcanic rock formations at Phantom Curve.
Phantom Curve wa... (more)
Meet me at Toltec. The crew of a Denver and Rio Grande Freight observe the passage of a fast passenger train, as they sit in the hole at colorful Toltec Siding. Of course, the freight is a... (more)
Westbound! Having left Alamosa, at O-Dark-30, a Rio Grande Freight greets the dawn in the wide-open desert just west of Antonito, on the westbound run to Chama via Cumbres Pass.
Tanks and pipes at MP 305. A pair of D&RGW K-36 Locomotives drag a heavy consist of tanks and pipes westbound past MP 305, en route to the oil fields near Farmington, NM. One quick look at... (more)
Nature's glory at Toltec Creek. Nature's annual festival of fall color is in full bloom as a Denver & Rio Grande Western Freight rumbles across Toltec Creek on its westbound run toward Cham... (more)
2 Locomotives, 35 Cars. A Denver & Rio Grande Western freight breaks the early morning silence of the Colorado Desert just outside Antonito, as she charges westbound toward Chama, New Mexic... (more)
A Grande sunrise at Ferguson's Trestle. Denver & Rio Grande Western's Locomotive 484 rumbles across Ferguson's Trestle near MP 286 at the crack of dawn as the vanguard of a 2-engine, 35-car... (more)
Hugging the rocky cliffs, Train 462 snakes its way around Rockwood, Colorado's famous High Line Horseshoe Curve, on its way north to Silverton. Locomotive 480, a Baldwin K-36 Mikado, is j... (more)
Standing guard in the Silverton Yard. Looking a bit forlorn, and certainly a bit worse for wear, Denver & Rio Grande Western K-37 #493 stands guard over the small railroad yard on the east ... (more)
Leaving the canyon. Observing the permanent slow order associated with the High Line, DSNG Locomotive 486 brings Train 464 out of the Animas Canyon and the San Juan National Forest, on the ... (more)
Drifting down to Hermosa. DSNG Locomotive #486 is just drifting down the last of the 2.5% grade from Rockwood, as she blows for the US 550 Crossing at Hermosa, Colorado. With just about 3... (more)
Now arriving from Durango....The Sil-ver-ton! It's just past noon and Train 462, the second of two daily departures from Durango is passing the 1882-vintage D&RGW depot in Silverton, Colora... (more)