The first of three trains today gets under way crossing the Animas River as it departs Durango.
K-36 480 sits in the roundhouse as the back up engine today. 473, 482, 486, and 481 were all out on the the line - an impressive operation to say the least!
With an approaching storm not far behind, K-28 class #473 stomps up the last bit of the grade into Silverton with a clear stack. The train was running well over an hour late due to a mechanical fa... (more)
Back on the High Line. DRGW 473, an Alco K-28 Locomotive built in 1923, is seen here hauling her Silverton Mixed Train southbound around the High Line Horseshoe Curve, some 400 ft above the... (more)
Under the watchful eye and guidance of the conductor, our engine for the day backs onto her consist in downtown Durango in preparation for the 45 mile northbound run to Silverton as she has done s... (more)
After turning her train on the wye, 486 backs into town to reboard passengers. With 3-4 daily trains into Silverton's limited yard space, the daily dance of turning trains is fascinating to watch.
K-28 class 473 crosses the Animas River southbound into Durango with a very late last train of the day due to some mechanical difficulties she experienced earlier in the morning.
K-36 486 heads north out of town across the Animas river with the first of three trains to Silverton on this day. She passes the city greenway which was just starting to get busy with joggers and ... (more)
Southern Railway 2-8-2 No. 4501 and GP38-2 No. 5000, the class units for their respective classes of locomotives, meet at Grand Junction as train 100 departs with the 2:25 Missionary Ridge Local.
While chasing the Summerville Steam Special, we stopped at the Oakton Road only to discover an fully restored 1931 Ford truck parked at the crossing. We asked the couple who owned the truck if we... (more)
SY1134 working in Meitian Station.
FK 262 from Bahnbetriebe Blumberg passes the Epfenhofen viaduct with train WTB 21 Blumberg - Weizen.
Cement Wall southbound. From up on the rocks above track level, we see our Silverton Mixed charging southbound around the curve at MP 476.5 at the location known as "Cement Wall."... (more)
Sunlight pours into the cab of former Southern Railway 2-8-2 No. 4501 as it emerges from the east portal of the tunnel while pulling the 1:15 Missionary Ridge Local back to Grand Junction.
Twin Bridges - MP 489.9. Our Silverton Mixed crosses the Animas yet again just about 5 miles north of Needleton Tank. This location is known as "Twin Bridges" because there are t... (more)