Tuesday evening we had a tri tip potluck dinner in the KOA meeting room to prepare us for the big day riding the Rio Grande Scenic RR from Alamosa over LaVeta pass to LaVeta CO and back.
Here are all of our members in front of the vintage diesel-electric locomotive pulling our consist of three cars –a dome from the Santa Fe made in 1954, a club car used on the City of New Orleans, and an open observation car.
New members Cindy Wallace and her mother, Loretta Hernandez
Betsy and Dan St John, with ((( Mountain in the background.
President Kurt Simon and Betty
Bob Tucker and his camera on which he took over 1000 pictures during the rally
The history professor – docent provided by the railroad added a lot to the ride and was a feature of the special excursion.
Jo Strong at our first photo runby at LaVeta Pass
First photo runby took place at LaVeta Pass
Don and Bobby Pico
Depot at LaVeta CO
At LaVeta the locomotive ran around the consist through a wye to take us back to Alamosa.
After coupling, we will be ready to roll again.
This is the second runby.
A freight car did not negotiate this curve. Near here we saw a flock of turkeys.
Beginning the long climb back over the mountain range.
Although the club car was very nice, most passengers stayed in the dome car. There were only about 20 of us on the train this day.
Bill Strong at the rear of the club car.
I kept looking for a little yellow color from changing aspen trees, but the turning this year was much later than last year.