Pulling in to Lava Tank at sunrise on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Narrow gauge straightaway through a tunnel of aspen at the peak of their fall color
A new view on Rock Tunnel, showing it in the context of the rugged and massive Toltec Gorge. In the far upper left you can make out the line miles back toward Antonito, and even further the distan... (more)
Rio Grande EMD GP40-2 Nos. 3126 and 3121 switch the aggregates plant at the end of Rocky Spur leaving the main line at Rocky, Colorado, on February 21, 2002. During this era, two or three Rio Gran... (more)
Rio Grande EMD GP60 No. 3154 leads Ansco’s Rio Grande Ski Train through Tunnel 29 east of Pinecliffe, Colorado, on June 24, 2000. These summer runs of the ski train often operated to special eve... (more)
Snow overnight fell on DRGW 3011 (GP30) and Rio Grande caboose in the yard of the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, Colorado.
Two years after Union Pacific acquired Southern Pacific, a Rio Grande tunnel motor leads a trainload of Oregon forest products on a southbound train. The next crew change will be at Klamath Falls,... (more)
D&RGW train 18, The California Zephyr, is seen at Dotsero Colorado in 1952. Otto Conrad Perry photo, from my collection.
Powered by a pair of Rio Grande EMD GP60s, a summer run of Ansco’s Rio Grande Ski Train works upgrade through Clay, Colorado, on the morning of July 15, 2000.
A rumbling SD45 and two GP40s approach the west portal of the Moffat Tunnel with a mixed load.
DRGW 5771 basks in the sun of a crisp clear day as the former BNSF/ATSF Delhi wigwag sits in its final place. It has a push button so guests can watch it in action for a brief moment.
As part of the Durango and Silverton's 100th Anniversary of The K-28 Class, 473 and 476 were backdated to their 1950's appearance, and for the first time since t... (more)
The Colorado Railroad Museum has restored their Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad GP30 and has it on display. Such a great looking engine.
A rainy day look back through time... Still wearing its original as-delivered paint, Denver & Rio Grande Western EMD SW1200 No. 134 sits outside of Atterbury Grain near Saginaw, Texas. As o... (more)