D&S 481 is backing onto her train in Durango
The engineer on D&S 481 is polishing the bell prior to departure
D&S 481 is putting on a smoke and steam show as she heads to the depot
D&S 481 has just left the shop and is heading to the Durango depot with a show of smoke and steam
D&S 481 has just left Durango and is heading towards Cascade Canyon
An overhead view of the daily Cascade Canyon Winter Train as it gets on the move out of Durango.
Rio Grande narrow gauge K-28 478 pulls forward to the station for the second Silverton train that morning.
The two K-28 passenger engines had been serviced after arriving from Silverton earlier on two sections.
K-36 Narrow Gauge dead at the roundhouse.
A D&SNG fireman steam cleans his "office" at the beginning of his of work day.
Proud Nevada Native. She may have been "born" in Pennsylvania, and she might be visiting Colorado, but whenever she travels, her owner leaves no doubt as to where home is. Whenever Eureka ... (more)
Waiting on a steam train in the San Juan Mountains, hearing the whistle and stack-talk play off the surrounding mountains, a nice sunny day, I think I've found my "happy place".
Wrapping up a day's excursion, D&S #478 coasts into Durango only minutes away from the severed end of the line at the roundhouse.
When camping in southwest Colorado, it's always a good idea to keep your fuel source under wraps. You just never know when a stray K-28 may wander into your site. K-28's are partial to coal, but... (more)