What was supposed to be a routine maintenance check turned into a 5 hour long repair of a drive wheel spring holder.
The Durango & Silverton steam train is entering in the town of Silverton, CO. Vantage point is a lookout off the highway.
My first photo on Railpictures.net! Anyway, I managed to sneek a peek into D&S K-36 #481 cab. Well worth the effort!
The 2:45 southbound train to Durango performs a boiler blowdown while crossing the Animas River shortly after leaving Silverton.
The first passenger train of the morning passes the Hermosa Glider Port on a beautiful morning.
At 4:00am, crew members at the Durango and Silverton take a few minute break before going outside to ready the locomotives for the day's run to Silverton. In just a few minutes time, these same cr... (more)
At 4:30am, crew members at the Durango and Silverton begin their daily chores of servicing and preparing their locomotives for their daily run to Silverton. Seen here, a crew member walks through... (more)
Running through the San Juan National Forest. A railfan special during a narrow gauge convention.
This K-28 has a bear trap on its stack C&S style.
The D&S Valentine's Special was run the day before Valentine's Day since the Winter Photographers Special was scheduled for Sunday. Judging from the number of red cars, the proportion of passenge... (more)
Homeward Bound. An afternoon train from Silverton comes off the Animas River Bridge on the outskirts of Durango and will shortly be arriving back at Durango Station. On point today is #482... (more)