"Head 'em up, move 'em back!"
Fireman/Engineer for the trip, Jon Walden, sits in the fireman's window of Durango and Silverton 481 on her final photographer's train a... (more)
There Goes The Last DJ...
The last hurrah for coal burning on the Durango and Silverton as K-36, #481 takes charge of the 2024 Winter Photographer's Train for what will be the ... (more)
Every once in a while, one only needs to squint to see the past in Durango. And in October of 2023 looking into the canyon took us to the 1950's where we found 476 leading a mixed train led by 47... (more)
Shooting in Colorado's Animas River Canyon can sometimes be an exercise in futility. The lighting is all sorts of 'wonky' when you're in the earlier parts of the morning and the far canyon wall i... (more)
Fresh from a rebuild in Durango's roundhouse, Rio Grande Southern 41 takes a spin up to Rockwood.
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)
Now it's 400 Feet Straight Down*
Easing around the famed Horseshoe Curve on the Denver and Rio Grande Western's Silverton Branch we catch K37 493 rounding out the bend from Roc... (more)
They Restored It, and It's Entering The Main Line
Having her restoration completed, the Santa Fe 2926 enters the main line of the New Mexico Rail Runner / New Mexico Department of ... (more)
That Iconic Face
Hated by a few, but loved by many, the iconic 1970's dress of the Denver and Rio Grande Western's K-28 fleet of the Silverton Branch is on display here in 2023... (more)
And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear
It's 1973, and the Denver and Rio Grande Western is running over the the high line on the Silverton Branch. The K-28 476 is leadin... (more)
The Last (Last, Last) Full Moon on The Rise (?)
In what’s sounding like a broken record, the easternmost blade on NMRX’s Railroad greets the second full moon of 2023, the ‘... (more)
Up Near Ames
Okay, so we're not near Ames on the Ophir Loop, but, here's a shot of Rio Grande Southern # 20 on the Cumbres and Toltec pulling a period correct train with a matc... (more)
I Can See For Miles
Looking across the fingers of mesa top from Sublette New Mexico, we're looking towards Big Horn, a station on the former D&RGW San Juan Extension as Cumbres... (more)
With sunset nearing, Cumbres and Toltec 484 eases out of Rock Tunnel, a narrow puncture above the cleft of Toltec Gorge.
That 70's Show: Redux
Meanwhile, we've trucked on down the other side of 'The Great Divide' while still remaining in the time-warp to 1972, we find the newly created 'Cumbres a... (more)