Return to the year 1947 and ride behind a Santa Fe steam powered triple-headed National Model Railroad Association fan trip over Colorado and New Mexico’s Raton Pass. On California’s Cajon Pass, the special is powered by a steam powered double- header. The NMRA special also meets the PA diesel-powered Santa Fe “Chief” and the steam powered Southern Pacific “Daylight”.
You are also aboard a D&RGW train over Colorado’s snow covered Tennessee Pass. See massive D&RGW articulateds at Minturn, Colorado. There’s Rio Grande Narrow Gauge action at Durango, Silverton, Chama, Alamosa, Gunnison, Salida and Marshall Pass. And, as a bonus, we see a rare black and white scene shows a Rio Grande Southern Narrow Gauge freight meeting a Galloping Goose.
From beautifully restored vintage 16mm color films by Billy Bowen.