The aspens across the Animas River are a golden yellow and the snow-capped San Juan Mountains loom in the distance as Denver & Rio Grande Western 2-8-2 478 brings a five-car passenger train slowly... (more)
Slide Country. A D&RGW Conductor and Engineer step carefully among the rocks as they approach each other to confer on the plan to traverse a recently cleared slide. Throughout its history,... (more)
Eastbound San Juan. The Denver & Rio Grande Western's "San Juan New Mexico Express" runs south (railroad east) along the icy Animas River at Tefft, on a cold February afternoon. Before th... (more)
DRG&W #478 pauses to take on some much needed water for the journey back to Durango. Just up ahead is the original yellow Needleton water tank where #478 will again pause for photos.
Silverton Mixed. A D&RGW Mixed Train drifts south along the Animas River en route from Silverton to Durango. The train is about a mile north of the Needleton Tank and is crossing the site... (more)
A slide on the Silverton. A Denver & Rio Grande Western mixed train runs south along the Animas River, past the site of a recent rock and mud slide. With the line nestled between steep ca... (more)
Number 486 has just taken water at the Needleton tank and is now returning to Durango with its passenger train.
Engineer Joe Dailey looks back as Fireman Randy Babcock reaches for the spout during a water stop at Needleton.
#482 blasts upgrade past the rock slide at Needleton
Southbound Silverton train passing the water tank at Neddleton
The red marker lets the engineer know whether the on-board flangers are up or down.
Train is working uphill at midday during a snow storm.