Winter Steam on the San Luis & Rio Grande – Jan 15, 2011

Originally published Jan 30, 2011, on DRGW.Net

On Saturday, 15 Jan 2011, the San Luis & Rio Grande (aka the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad) ran another special. Since they had 18 hot anyway from an AAPRCO special the previous week, they decided to put it on the front of their regular Winter Wonderland train. This would make it 18’s first regularly-scheduled winter trip over the hill, as typically the winter trains get pulled by one of the diesels. As part of this, they threw in a run-by up at Fir. Of course I had to go… Given that there was only one run-by and it was a regularly-scheduled passenger run, there isn’t a lot to say. The equipment for this trip, from front to back eastbound leaving Alamosa, was SLRG 18, SLRG 3378 “Calumet Club”, SLRG 1394 “Deshka”, SLRG 551 “Kobuk”, and SLRG 1056 “Lookout Mountain”. Enjoy the handful of photos from the trip!

All photographs in this trip report were taken with a Canon EOS 40D using either a Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS/USM, Sigma 18-50mm, or a Canon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS/USM.