A Silverton bound passenger train runs through very scenic canyons. The train follows the Animas river pretty much most of the way to Silverton.
The Rio Grande did not use the K37 2-8-2's on the Silverton Branch on a regular basis, After they sold the line to the Bradshaw interests, the new owners rebuilt #497 and used it on the Silverton,... (more)
The D&S Winter Photographers Special backed into the canyon from Rockwood in order to provide new photo opportunities such as this southbound shot at High Bridge in morning light. This year's vers... (more)
On a crisp Colorado morning, Engineer John Hillier highballs through Cascade Canyon with locomotive #481, on train 461. The 8:15 "Silverton Mixed."
The line is very steep at this point for a short distance. Just before coming into view 482 spun its drivers but the engineer caught it immediately and avoided a stall.
The Durango & Silverton runs in the Animas River Valley.
The first of two excursion trains returning from Silverton, Colorado runs southbound along US 550 in the late afternoon sun. She's about 9 miles out of Durango and will be back in town in about... (more)
South bound excursion crossing Animas River at Silverton, Colorado
One of the four operational 480 series locomotives pulling in to the Rockwood, Colorado station.