High above the Animas river
Durango & Silverton’s former 3-foot gauge Rio Grande K-28 mikado No. 473 is gussied up in 1950s movie paint, complete with an old-fashion headlight and diamond stack, during the railroad’s annual ... (more)
Canyon of the Las Animas is one of the great rail locations in the world. Regular D&S train wending its way past the cliffs at Rockwood.
After crossing County Road 250, D&SNGRR Baldwin K-36 No. 482, leads it's train up past Granite Point to Rockwood and the Highline.
Rio Grande narrow gauge caboose No. 0540 sits in front of the station at Durango, Colorado. When this photo was taken in August 1979, Rio Grande still owned and operated the branch to Silverton.
This is the current state of K-28 #478. After operating in 2016, she was taken out of service for her FRA mandated overhaul. While waiting for her turn in the shop, she has been placed on display ... (more)
Durango's maintenance team wastes no time at looking over 481 after she arrives from Silverton. After all the passengers are off, she will pull the train around the roundhouse (at left) on a ballo... (more)
K-37 #498 sits forlorn in the back of the Durango yard with no current plans for operation. It is one of several out of service K-37s throughout the state. #491 at the Colorado RR Museum in Golden... (more)
An interesting collection sits around the Durango turntable including this long out of service K-37 #493 which was retired by the Rio Grande in 1970. It is one of several out of service K-37s thro... (more)
After being out of service since the 1990s, K-27 #476 is undergoing a full restoration in the Durango roundhouse.
A narrow gauge locomotive axle set sits in the massive machine shop for some work. The DSNG is a big operation and can perform most maintenance in house.
The first of three trains today gets under way crossing the Animas River as it departs Durango.
K-36 480 sits in the roundhouse as the back up engine today. 473, 482, 486, and 481 were all out on the the line - an impressive operation to say the least!
In the car shop, a couple of D&S crew go about rebuilding a truck on one of the excursion cars.
Under the watchful eye and guidance of the conductor, our engine for the day backs onto her consist in downtown Durango in preparation for the 45 mile northbound run to Silverton as she has done s... (more)