Category: Locomotion

Fall in the High Sandias

High Sandias in fall with a tiny tram car

Here’s a somewhat closer view of the Sandias than last week’s post, with a tiny tram car in the upper left. I took this photo about a month and a half ago, when the high Sandias were quite a bit more colorful than they are now.

Comin’ Round the Mountain

Cumbres & Toltec Steam Train

The Cumbres & Toltec steam train coming around a curve in the tracks just north of Chama.

Colorful Furniture Trailer

Colorful Furniture Trailer

We now take a break from our regularly scheduled, dull, brown winter colors to feast our eyes on a trailer full of bright, colorful furniture. I spotted it many years ago in southern New Mexico.


John Dunn Bridge

The John Dunn Bridge, at the confluence of the Rio Hondo (foreground) and Rio Grande (background, under the bridge) in the Rio Grande Gorge.

Gilman Tunnels

Gilman Tunnels

There was some kind of magic afoot when I visited the Gilman tunnels a couple of weeks ago. It’s generally really hard to get this kind of shot, looking out from one tunnel through the other. Usually there’s a car parked between the tunnels, or people walking up the road, or just wonky light. This time, though, conditions were perfect — including the angle of the sun, more to the north than it is any other time of year.

The tunnels were built about 100 years ago for a logging railroad.

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