Loading livestock at Osier. The crew of a D&RGW stock train carefully aligns the doors of one of its cars with the loading chute at the stock pens in Osier, Colorado. A local rancher, sen... (more)
Steamscape - Hamilton's Point. A Cumbres Turn hammers up the 4% grade at Hamilton's Point on a chilly morning in September. This location is believed to have been named for L.C.Hamilton, a... (more)
Time-travelers meet at Los Pinos. A Lerro Productions Photo Freight sits in the hole at Los Pinos Siding to allow the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad's regular, daily westbound run out of ... (more)
On the Rio de Los Pinos. Along the route from Osier, CO to Cumbres Pass, the old D&RGW line makes a couple of rather interesting detours that enable the railroad to gain considerable elevat... (more)
Alamosa to Chama via Cumbres. Having taken water just 7 miles back at Osier, the Chama-bound 487 and her string of stockers charge past the well-worn Los Pinos Tank on the climb to Cumbres ... (more)
I love the smell of coal smoke in the morning. With the brilliant September sunlight streaming through the trees on the east side of the yard, DRGW 487 approaches the Chama Water Tank for h... (more)
Pit Crew for the Chama Choo-Choo. Day after day, from late May through early October, members of the Chama Shop Crew perform their afternoon ritual of inspecting their locomotives and prepa... (more)
At the end of a long day, K-36 487 (Baldwin, 1925) pauses near the Chama coaling tower to take on more sand before having her fire cleaned.
Doubleheading past Jukes' Tree. The 4th doubleheader of the 2011 Cumbres & Toltec excursion season charges off the Rio Chama Bridge and past a large, odd-looking pine tree that has acquired... (more)
Osier Arrival. With one of her Brakemen riding the catwalk, a D&RGW freight arrives at the remote station in Osier, Colorado. Prominent in the consist today is a string of distinctive, bl... (more)
DRG&W #487 over the 1889 built Cascade Trestle during a Lerro Productions photo charter.
DRG&W #487 at Windy Point.
Here's an old pan I took back before I was even born, featuring DRG&W #485, scrapped in 1955. This photo is not possible to take today (but it was last week after #489 dressed as #485 for a day, ... (more)
DRG&W #487 with it's freight sits in the siding giving priority to DRG&W #485 with a passenger train bound for Chama. Just another day on the DRG&W, as it has been for over a 100 years.
DRG&W #487 arrives at the Cresco water tank deep in the woods looking to top off before terminating the run in Chama.