The second locomotive in the consist, CTS 484, and the remainder of the train have to wait for the first locomotive and Rotary OY to cross Lobato Trestle due to a weight restriction on the bridge.
The train has been reassembled after crossing Lobato Trestle and continues its ascent up the 4% grade clearing the track from Chama, NM to Cumbres Pass in Colorado.
Snow covered tree branches in the Animas Canyon frame the Durango & Silverton's Cascade Canyon Express as it crosses the high bridge on its way back to Durango.
It's all narrow ledges and steep cliffs on this stretch of the Durango & Silverton's famous highline. Here, #481 rounds a particularly dramatic bend in the midst of a heavy winter snowstorm that b... (more)
Soo Line 1003 charges over Beaver Dam lake during the Trains Magazine 80th Anniversary Photo Charter
Southern 4501 departs Grand Junction with TVRM 100, the "Missionary Ridge Local." Off to the side is SOU 5000 waiting for its call to the dinner train later that evening.
Blowdown at Sunrise
Contrary to what one would think, this train, following the Animas River as it leaves the San Juan Mountains is going up hill. While the river is still making its d... (more)
Heavy snow falls on #482 as it departs Rockwood and approaches the high line.
The Mikado #1910 (a 1925 Alco Brooks) from the Ifrain Alfonso Sugar mill is heading back to the mill with a loaded cane train. This locomotive has been built as Cuba RR #351. It was the largest st... (more)
A sturdy pair of fishing waders opens up new perspectives on the Durango & Siilverton from the far side of the Animas River just south of Cascade Canyon.