Ride ‘Em Cowboy Slim!

Now here is something you don’t see every day..

Shortly after the train from Antonito, CO went past on its way to Chama, NM, this cowboy who had been working in the corral by the tracks went galloping at us at full speed.  He spurred the horse up and over a rocky embankment before plunging down the loose rock toward the track.  He rounded the corner and went after the train at full speed.  Luckily, I had my camera in hand with a big zoom lens and I had it set to take multiple shots.

Later in the day, we saw this cowboy and his fellow hands heading for the bar in Antonito.  We stopped him and asked what had happened since we assumed he was chasing a runaway cow.  He smiled and said “Oh, my buddies bet me that I couldn’t catch the train”.

As we later found out, he did catch the train – and high-fived the passengers as he went passed.

Vital Stats: Canon 5D Mark II w/Canon 70-200 f/4L @ 200 mm  ISO 400, f/8, 1/400 sec.

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4 Responses to “Ride ‘Em Cowboy Slim!”

  1. Ron Niebrugge October 1, 2009 at 9:44 pm #

    Wow, he caught that train! Great shot!

  2. Marilyn October 1, 2009 at 10:00 pm #

    Unbelievable shot! And it’s ageless; you can’t tell what era it was except for the high quality.

  3. Debbie October 3, 2009 at 1:10 pm #

    Makes me homesick back when we used to live in Colorado. Did you got down to Durango to see the Durango to Silverton train? That route just outside of Durango went through my Dad’s families property. I can’t wait to take Jacob when he is older!

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