Desert Dawn. A Denver & Rio Grande Western Freight runs westbound out of Antonito, Colorado at sunrise on a chilly, October morning.
Tying up in Silverton. Denver & Rio Grande Western Consolidation #315 spends the night at the platform in Silverton, Colorado, with K-28 #473, after a day of operations in the Animas Canyon... (more)
45 miles thru the Animas Canyon.... Dwarfed by the towering cliffs above, Train 461 - "The Silverton" winds her way along the Rio de las Animas Perdidas, just south of the Needlet... (more)
Southbound out of Silverton. With the Aspens just starting to pop on the nearby hillsides, D&RGW #478 leaves Silverton, Colorado with a mixed train bound for Durango. The 478 is one of thr... (more)
Pipe loads for the gas fields. D&RGW K-36 #488 charges westbound out of Lava Loop, with loads of steel pipe that are destined for gas drilling operations in the Farmington, NM area, the bet... (more)
Lava at sunrise. The first rays of October sun break over the sagebrush as a westbound D&RGW Freight negotiates the east side of the Lava Loop and an imminent stop to water the locomotives.... (more)
Osier: Water for the horses. Baldwin K-36 #487 eases up to the old D&RG water tank at the depot in Osier Colorado. Once the home of a section crew, Osier was a convenient way-station for t... (more)
Photogenic Phantom. One of the two surviving Baldwin K-27 "Mudhens" rolls a consist of tanks and boxes westbound through Phantom Curve, just outside Osier, Colorado on a sunny, fall afterno... (more)
Phantom in the phall. The morning sun illuminates the Aspens as D&RGW Consolidation #315 leads a stock extra eastbound through Phantom Curve, en route to Antonito, CO.
Here comes the Silverton up from the canyon. A Durango & Silverton special passenger extra emerges from the Animas Canyon at the Timber Bridge just outside Silverton, Colorado, during Railf... (more)
Osier after dark. Free of the light pollution from modern civilization, the heavens above put on a spellbinding display over the old D&RGW water tank in Osier, Colorado. Backlighting by God... (more)
Steamscape: Lava Loop. The late afternoon sun is beginning to cast long shadows as Stock Extra 315 rounds the Lava Loop, passing the old D&RGW Water Tank. Located just about 10 miles sout... (more)
Chama after dark. The crew of a D&RGW Locomotive prepare their engine for a late evening departure as the Chama Station baggage handlers load the mail and other cargo aboard a Baggage Expre... (more)
Two spouts, no waiting. The early morning sun filters through the grove of trees on the east side of the Chama Yard as multiple steam locomotives are readied for duty on Cumbres turns. In ... (more)
Bed-time for the Mudhen. After a day-long freight drag from Chama via Cumbres Pass, a trusty K-27 Mudhen is now in the hands of the shop crew at Antonito, Colorado. As the Engineer and Fir... (more)