The rusted side of a railcar, at Cumbres Pass, in Colorado.
The Cumbres & Toltec narrow-gauge train had just stopped for water, after climbing a couple of thousand feet in elevation from the town of Chama, New Mexico. It was late September but only a few days before, on the last day of summer, an early storm had dropped about 10 inches of snow on the ground. Upon quenching its thirst, the steam engine whistled a warning, and the train pulled out of the station on its way to Antonito, Colorado. A few moments later, with but the echoes of the train's whistle to be heard, I meandered about the small yard, curiously spying for a photograph. The brilliant warmth of the rusted railcar, alit in the midday sun, caught my eye - and my shutter finger. [also ref. Imago Articulus & WeeklyShot]
- photograph © 2006 A. R. Lopez