DRGW 488 patiently waits its turn at Cumbres while the road engine takes water. Note the snowshed, now gone.
Pinky Lynton takes water at Bondad. Pinky was an engineer on the Rio Grande Southern. When the RGS abandoned in 1951 he went to the DRGW. Pinky was a qualified engineer but he was uncomfortable... (more)
Westbound from Chama enroute Durango.
Climbing the grade east from Durango.
Heading west from Chama. The helper had run ahead light to Gato where it would wait for the 487 and its train. The two engines would then doublehead for the climb from Gato to near Falfa, where ... (more)
Taking water in Alamosa.
Minus 20 in Chama. 487 had been on the point of a flanger train over Cumbres.
The 488 has helped a long freight up the hill from Antonito, and now waits to drift down the 4 percent to Chama.
Heading west for Cumbres from Antonito. A flanger and spreader train is clearing the line ahead of them. The rear of the train can be seen
Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western RailroadLocomotive: Steam 2-8-2Location: Antonito, Colorado, USALocomotive #: UnknownTrain ID: UnknownPhoto Date: December, 1961
A fresh snow covers the San Luis Valley as this DRGW ng. freight heads south from Alamosa on the three rail branch to Antonito. At Antonito the helper will be cut into the train for the climb to ... (more)