The second photo location, known as "Sand Out Hill", works perfectly for a long-lens shot as 3 antique cars try to pace the train. A "BIG THANK YOU" to the wonderful folks that came out with these cars.
2 diesel locomotives, #459 and #1100, sit beside steam engine #18 in the early morning hours. Image taken in Alamosa, CO, close to the SLRG depot.
Late night glint as #18 races home after a LONG delay.
Golden noodles, or so it appears. Morning light reflects of the rails near the shops in Alamosa.
Morning glint as #18 prepares to start the day and connect to the passenger cars used to transport rail fans on the "Photographer's Special."
With fall colors in full effect, #18 charges through a series of curves on the final leg up to the summit at Fir.
Steam engine #18 continues to pose for photos in a night photo session held at La Veta on Saturday, Sept 22/2012. Special thanks to Phillip Beachler and his folks for their efforts in setting up the lights and generator.