The line beyond Rockwood follows rock faces high above the Animas River. Could they have built the line more spectacularly?
Early snow had just fallen the night before in the San Juan Mountains, when #478 passed the timber brigde near Silverton.
High above the Animas River, a Denver & Rio Grande Western #478 is blowing off.
D&S 481 takes a breather during the layover at Cascade Canyon
D&S 481 is backing onto her train in Durango
The engineer on D&S 481 is polishing the bell prior to departure
D&S 481 is putting on a smoke and steam show as she heads to the depot
D&S 481 has just left the shop and is heading to the Durango depot with a show of smoke and steam
D&S 481 has just left Durango and is heading towards Cascade Canyon
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.
An overhead view of the daily Cascade Canyon Winter Train as it gets on the move out of Durango.
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)