Portrait of DRG&W #473 in the Durango roundhouse.
DRG&W #478 pauses to take on some much needed water for the journey back to Durango. Just up ahead is the original yellow Needleton water tank where #478 will again pause for photos.
DRG&W #478 makes it's way southbound through the woods and over the Animas River.
A marker protects the rear of the train as the conductor keeps an eye forward.
Rio Grande and Western K-28 #478 makes her way south through the Canyon.
D&SNG engine # 482 waits on the south leg of the wye at Silverton while the 2nd passenger train of the day with engine # 480 backs into the north leg of the wye to turn their train.
The second train of the morning crosses the first bridge over the Animas River heading out of town.
Time to go to work. For most of the 11-mile journey from Durango to Hermosa, the Firemen on the Silverton Trains can take it easy. Running on nearly flat country, the big K-36s are loafing... (more)
Goooood Morning Durango!. DSNG Locomotive 482, with Engineer Mike Nichols on the throttle, leads the 8:30 AM Silverton Train across the Animas River in Downtown Durango on a sunny August mo... (more)
K-36 481 waits in front of the Durango depot at the head of the first train of the morning. Note the shiny new boiler front paint. 481 was repainted on 8/17 for Railfest.
As seen from a different perspective, the second train of the morning passes Rockwood in beautiful morning light.
Winding through Rockwood, DRGW 486 leads a passenger excursion toward Silverton.
Operating northbound out of Durango, DRGW 486 leads a passenger train toward Rockwood and eventually Silverton on a beautifully mild August morning.
K-36 #481 leads the first afternoon train throught the Rockwood Cut at about 4:45pm heading south to Durango, Colorado.
The last train of the day leaving Silverton, and coasting down the Animas River, on a stormy afternoon.