First snow falls of the year 2011 in Silverton ! K28 478 is doing fine on a photo-runpast.
Scenic line indeed. A legacy D&RGW logo on south face of the Mineral Creek Bridge states the obvious as we watch Train 464 in the process of being wyed for the return trip to Durango. Thi... (more)
Up on the Roof. That's a bit how I felt the first time I looked through my lens from this position. From a vantage point roughly 100 feet above the old D&RG High Line, and nearly 500 feet ... (more)
Waiting on a steam train in the San Juan Mountains, hearing the whistle and stack-talk play off the surrounding mountains, a nice sunny day, I think I've found my "happy place".
The 2nd daily D&S Passenger train led by engine # 481 pauses on the Silverton wye while the 1st daily train led by engine # 482 heads south and returns to Durango. At an elevation of 9305 feet, t... (more)
D&S helper # 482 takes the siding at the Silverton depot to run around the 2nd daily passenger train lead by # 480 to turn on the wye track just south of town. The passenger count on the 2nd dail... (more)
Wrapping up a day's excursion, D&S #478 coasts into Durango only minutes away from the severed end of the line at the roundhouse.
Durango and Silverton's K-28 #478 leaves the open valley of Silverton on it's trek South to Durango.
Back lighting seemed par for the course Sunday on our photo charter, still, a few opportunities were to be had. This was one of 7 runby locations offered up by the D&S.
DRG&W #478 makes it's way South towards Durango over the newer of the two bridges which cross the Animas River.
When camping in southwest Colorado, it's always a good idea to keep your fuel source under wraps. You just never know when a stray K-28 may wander into your site. K-28's are partial to coal, but... (more)
DRG&W #478 highballs north out of Durango bound for Silverton. A Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge RailroadLocomotive: Steam 2-8-2Location: Durango, Colorado, USALocomotive #: DRGW 478Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: September 25, 2011