Running the High Line. At a stately 5 mph, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's Winter Train crawls along the rock ledge east of Rockwood, Colorado on its return from Cascade Can... (more)
A Durango and Silverton mixed freight photo extra crawls along the steep ledge of the High Line, high above the Animas River north (railroad west) of Rockwood, Colorado, on August 24, 2005. Poweri... (more)
A Durango and Silverton photo extra approaches Rockwood, Colorado on the morning of August 24, 2005. This mixed freight pulled by K-28 No. 473 was operated during the railroad’s Railfest activitie... (more)
Eureka and Palisades #4 crosses the Animas River on its Northbound journey on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
The line beyond Rockwood follows rock faces high above the Animas River. Could they have built the line more spectacularly?
Perfect Plumage. Engineer Bill Colley wraps a gorgeous gray plume around the point as he brings his mixed freight east (compass west....LOL!) onto the famous High Line Horseshoe Curve in Ro... (more)
Steamscape - Shalona Lake. The stillness of a snowy winter morning in the San Juan Foothills is shattered by the explosive stack talk of a D&RGW K-28 as it claws its way along the rock ledg... (more)
Eastbound Silverton Mixed. A D&RGW Mixed Freight lifts the pops as she slowly transits the High Line toward Rockwood Colorado on a chilly winter morning. The train depicted here is typica... (more)
The daily Cascade Canyon Winter Train has reached the top of the climb from Hermosa and will soon stop to take on passengers before continuing into the Animas Canyon.
I think it snowed! The Durango & Silverton's annual winter photo charter battles a record snow pack of over 72 inches as former D&RGW 478 makes her way northward through the San Juan Nati... (more)
Steamscape - Winter in the San Juans. A fresh dusting of snow covers the San Juan Foothills as a D&RGW mixed train eases through the High Line, some 400 feet above the icy Animas River.
Shadows and highlights. Late afternoon sun filters through the leafless brush and highlights the chocolate plume from D&RGW 478, as she drifts toward the Colorado Highway 250 crossing above... (more)
Durango & Silverton 482 is on approach to Rockwood on a bright sunny day in early September. The train is loaded heavily with tourists enjoying the spectacular scenery between from Durango and Si... (more)