The "Grande" at its grandest. In a re-creation of the glory days of the D&RGW, a pair of K-36s rumble past the stockpens on the outskirts of Chama, NM, hauling a long train of freight cars ... (more)
The Cumbres Turn. When the Denver & Rio Grande Western operated the line from Chama, NM to Antonito, CO, freight paid the bills. For the eastbound freights, the primary obstacle was a gruel... (more)
Sunrise at Lava Tank. A Denver & Rio Grande Western freight making an early morning run from Alamosa to Chama charges through the loop at Lava Tank as the sun peeks over the hills to the ea... (more)
Coxo: The view from Kodak Rock. A stubby monolith located just below Windy Point has come to be known among rail enthusiasts as "Kodak Rock", because it provides a commanding view of the na... (more)
Apache Canyon Sunset. With just a minute or two of sunlight left, a Rio Grande Freight sails through Apache Canyon, on the westbound run to Cumbres Pass. On the 4th day of the FarRail/Lerr... (more)
The sun has dropped behind the mountains of northern New Mexico as DRGW 488 returns to Chama. A FarRail/Lerro Productions photo charter.
Steamscape: Orgasm Curve. A pair of Chama-based K-36s take a cut of freight cars through the stretch of track that has come to be known as "Orgasm Curve". There are a number of tales in ci... (more)
Desert Glint. A Rio Grande Freight races westbound across the New Mexico desert, just after sunrise on a chilly fall morning. The landscape on the eastern third of the present-day Cumbres ... (more)
The Antonito to Chama westbound stretches out along the bank of the Rio de los Piños just east of Los Pinos. A FarRail/Lerro Productions photo charter.
Arriving from Durango. A double-headed, Rio Grande freight passes the stock pens at the south end of the Chama Yard just after dawn, completing its 107 mile night run from Durango. In the ... (more)
The conductor and brakeman prepare for the 4% grade down to Chama while stopped at Cumbres Pass.
No, this is why it's called Tanglefoot. Four levels of tracks can be seen from this angle of the curve as the westbound freight complete with mid-train helper enters the horseshoe cu... (more)
The Rio de los Piños flows in the foreground while DRGW 487 sails over Cascade Trestle above its namesake creek. A Lerro Productions photo charter.
DRGW 488 blasts out of Rock Tunnel with a westbound train bound for Chama. A Lerro Productions photo charter.
A morning westbound out of Chama passes Lava Tank as the sun rises above the distant mountains to the east.