By the late 1950s the final chapter had been written for mainline steam in North America, with the happy exception of those retained for excursion and public relation services, lines of dead steam... (more)
Reflections of Gold Country Narrow Gauge. Sumpter Valley Mikado #19 throws a perfect reflection in the still waters of a lineside pond as she hauls an eastbound mixed toward Baker City. H... (more)
Peacefully simmering under a full moon lit sky, Rio Grande K-36 #489 sits at the head of a eastbound manifest at the Chama coaling tower, awaiting a highball to tackle the 10,000' Cumbres Pass on ... (more)
Sitting in Chama, New Mexico, a Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad train, led by 2-8-2 489, waits to depart. This former Rio Grande K-36 Mikado (the last of ten built by Baldwin in 1925) looks mass... (more)
Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge train No. 463 crawls along the High Line west (north) of Rockwood, Colorado, on a beautiful August 14, 2015, morning. The off-color water flowing in the Animas i... (more)
Engine 481 brings the Cascade Canyon train on the home stretch south through the Animas River Valley. Today, the train is extra long with 12 cars full of happy holiday travelers.
The newest Veterans Unit skirts the Pacific Ocean through San Clemente.
Denver & Rio Grande Western K-36's #485 and #487 get in position next to the coal tower for servicing prior to their next assignment that will likely include surmounting the grades of the San Juan... (more)
Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train No. 462 is along the Animas River below towering cliffs east (south) of milepost 477 between Cascade Canyon and Tall Timber, Colorado, on the afte... (more)
Hammering away! Pile Driver OB's small steam engine alternately raises and drops its very heavy iron hammer on a small pile in the Antonito Yard, adjacent to the balloon loop track. The pi... (more)
Late afternoon turn at Osier. While the patrons of the Friends Maintenance of Way Charter enjoy a late lunch in the distant Osier Dining Hall, the crew of the 463 has turned the train to fa... (more)
Meeting at Toltec. The Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec's Maintenance of Way Charter holds the west end of the siding at Toltec, as the daily eastbound passenger train out of Chama passes by... (more)
The scene might be almost anywhere along the Denver & Rio Grande’s narrow gauge in the years before 1950. But on November 14, 1965, engine 346, the Cumbres, pauses to replenish its tender for anot... (more)
Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad K-27 No. 463 leads the eastbound passenger train No. 216 from Chama, New Mexico across the trestle at Los Pinos, Colorado on July 22, 2015.
Ringed in gold. Golden aspens provide a natural frame for Work Extra 463 West as she leaves Toltec Gorge behind, headed for Osier with all of the line's heavy MOW machinery in tow.
On O... (more)