Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Engineer Steve Otten looks back on his train, the President’s Special, that’s preparing to depart Durango, Colorado, on August 15, 2015. Mr. Otten made hi... (more)
This was the second day (Saturday) of the Durango and Silverton winter photographers weekend. I call this "Oil smoke in the Animas Canyon!".
Racing home against the impending snow storm, 1923 vintage, American Locomotive Company built No.476 of the Durango and Silverton heads back to the roundhouse. The locomotive and trailing flanger ... (more)
On Saturday of the annual D&S winter photographers weekend, the visiting SP 18 pulled a three car train from Durango to Tall Timber. Originally the plan was to go to Cascade, but a snow slide bl... (more)
On Sunday night of the annual D&S winter photographers weekend it began snowing hard, and the railroad decided to run a flanger train ahead of the SP 18 and Goose 5 charters on Monday. For me thi... (more)
If you like camping, either basic in a tent or in luxury in a RV, and you like steam trains then United Campground is the place to stay. D&SNGR K-36 No. 486 rolls through the campground on the r... (more)
Inspecting K36 #480 in the time honored manner of hitting nuts and bolts and listening to the resulting sound. It's this sound that lets his practiced ear know what's tight and what's not, and nee... (more)
K36's #480 is south bound with train 463 just south of the Shalona Lake crossing of County Rd 250.
Posing in front of the Durango depot is K36 #486. This was after a winter photo special.
Live coals fall from the ash pan of K36 #486 into the ash pit while cleaning the fire at the end of the day following a winter photo special.
Hostlers assume traditional positions in the cab of K28 #473 during a night photo session following a fall photo special
Double header with K28 #473 and K36 #481 following the 416 fire and prior to the wash out that forced operation out of Rockwood.
The crew does a visual inspection of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's #480 (2-8-2) prior to leaving Silverton for the trip back to Durango, Colorado.
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad #482 (2-8-2) builds up steam before leaving the Durango depot.
DSNG 480, a 2-8-2 Baldwin K-36 Mikado built in 1925, gets ready for the morning run from Durango to Silverton, Colorado.