Category Archives: Trips – 2021

New Trip Report – Snow Goose!

In February 2017, Rio Grande Southern “Galloping Goose” #5 did something it hadn’t done since the end of the RGS in 1952 – run in the wintertime. Brought over to the Durango & Silverton RR in coordination with the railroad’s Winter Photographers’ Special, RGS 5 ran sold out trips Friday-Sunday sporting its brand new (but historically accurate) snow plow.

Speeding along through some gloriously snowy weather

Check out this latest trip report for three days of RGS 5 and D&S action in the snow.

New Trip Report – SP 18 on the D&S

Thanks to more mind-numbing meetings, I’ve gotten the photos processed and sorted from the SP 18 winter photo train on the Durango & Silverton back in on Feb 16, 2019. This Saturday trip and the following Monday (which I couldn’t attend because my employer needed me in Memphis) wound up being the only public photography trips that ran during the 10 months that SP 18 stayed on the D&S.

You can see the full trip report and photos here.

SP 18 up around Tall Timber

New Trip Report – FoCTS 2016 Flanger Trip

Continuing to slowly work through my photographic backlog as life allows, I’ve gone back to March 12-13, 2016, when the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic ran a snow flanging special west from Antonito. Unfortunately, unlike the 2015 trip, we weren’t blessed with much snow, but there were a few spots to get snow shots. It did, however, yield one of my absolute favorite narrow gauge shots of all time – a sunrise at Hangman’s Trestle, just west of Antonito.

Here’s the link to the 2016 Flanger Trip Report.

D&RGW 487 pushes through a bit of snow just west of Big Horn, NM.