RailPictures.Net Photo: RGS 455 Rio Grande Southern Steam 2-8-2 at Antonito, Colorado by Kevin Madore
 
  Login Sign Up 

View All Screener's Choice Photos

Photo Location Map Locomotive Details Location/Date of Photo


View Larger Map
Rio Grande Southern (more..)
Steam 2-8-2 (more..)
Ferguson's Trestle (MP 285.87)  (more..)
Antonito, Colorado, USA (more..)
September 05, 2017
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
RGS 455 (more..)
Work Extra 455 (more..)
Kevin Madore (more..)
Contact Photographer Photographer Profile 
Remarks & Notes 
By the light of the silvery moon.... and with a little help from some strategically-placed strobe lights, RGS Mudhen #455 poses for an evening portrait with her freight train, on a remote desert trestle in Western Colorado.

Of course, this is really D&RGW #463 filling in for the long-ago-scrapped 455. Of the original 15 K-27 "Mudhens", only two survive and the 463 is the only one that still operates in Colorado. This image was captured at the end of the second day of a Rio Grande Southern re-creation freight charter, organized by the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad and operated on that line. The location is Ferguson's Trestle (aka "Hangman's Trestle"), which is about 5 miles west of Antonito Colorado. Strobe lighting was provided by Mike Shade. Moonlight was courtesy of the Big Trainmaster in the sky.

Community Response Photo Comments (0) 
Views: 6,649     Favorited: 36
Since added on October 08, 2017

+ Add to Favorites

+ Nominate for People's Choice

+ Subscribe

+ Add to Photo Album

+ Post a Photo Comment
* Views on this page updated in real-time.

 User Photo Albums Containing this Photo (7)+ Add to Album
US Steam today

Album created by member J Neu, Berlin
Album Views: 32,129
US Steam today, and Canada too
Colorado Narrow Gauge

Album created by member ollie
Album Views: 36,820
Lights In The Night! Railroads From Another Perspective!

Album created by member Dana M.
Album Views: 196,979
An ongoing and growing collection of photos that IMHO reveal the awesome, but seldom seen beauty of the railroad world because most of us don't get out after sundown. From dusk to dawn, lights are on! (And I continue to find new "Lights In The Night"!)
DreamTrains

Album created by member coco13cos
Album Views: 1,699,149
Night Lights

Album created by member OBrian Harmon
Album Views: 20,407
Things don't stop once the sun goes down.
Wooden trestles

Album created by member Jean-Marc Frybourg
Album Views: 88,487
Bridges entirely made of wood, typical classic American trestles
Moon

Album created by member Mitch Goldman
Album Views: 34,198
Photos where the Moon is integral to the composition.
Add to Photo Album or Get Your Own Photo Album


EXIF Data for this photo: [What's this?]

This image contains EXIF headers - Click Here to show the data.



Photo Copyright 2017 Kevin Madore. All Rights Reserved. Photo Usage Policy
This website Copyright © 2002-2017. All Rights Reserved.