The early morning train is arriving at Silverton. The sun is still hidden behind the mountains.
With the rapids of the Animas River far below, Durango & Silverton K-36 481 leads the second Silverton-bound train of the day along the precarious perch of the High Line, just north of Rockwood. T... (more)
After an early morning departure from Durango, the sun has finally cleared the mountains as the Rio Grande K-28 digs in for the climb into the Animas River canyon and on toward Silverton.
Their servicing complete, four of the Rio Grande's 2-8-2 K-36 locomotives await their next call to duty at the Durango roundhouse. These days, however, the majority of their duties involve hauling... (more)
The Rio Grande's regular passenger train to Silverton has just crossed the Tefft Bridge and is now hugging the north back of the Animas River on this crystal clear fall day.
Going green. Well known for their highly-publicized efforts to reduce coal smoke emissions in downtown Durango, the D&S recently decided to "go green" in a different way with one of their l... (more)
This is the same cab of D&S 481 I took, only from another angle.
The most photogenic spot on the very photogenic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has to be the place you see here. Just before the northbound trains reach Rockwood, they climb th... (more)
Carrying the torch for the Rio Grande. Several generations of narrow gauge railroaders pose with two generations of D&RGW Locomotives at Silverton, Colorado in evening light. The railroad... (more)
The Durango and Silverton Railroad.
Durango and Silverton, ex Rio Grande, #482 crosses over the high bridge en-route back to Durango, CO.
What was supposed to be a routine maintenance check turned into a 5 hour long repair of a drive wheel spring holder.