The sun has already set in the mountain town of Silverton, Colorado, on the evening of August 23, 2010, with both wood and coal smoke filling the dusky air. Denver and Rio Grande Western narrow ga... (more)
Sunrise in Silverton, Colorado finds members of the Durango Railroad Historical Society hostling their Baldwin C-18 Locomotive for a day-long, mixed extra photo excursion to Durango. It's ... (more)
Slide Country. A D&RGW Conductor and Engineer step carefully among the rocks as they approach each other to confer on the plan to traverse a recently cleared slide. Throughout its history,... (more)
Morning preparations at Chama. The 315 is taking on water and then leaving town with a freight. The 487 is being readied just in case it is needed were something to happen.
After taking on water, the 315 clears its cylinders as it starts to leave town. A practice to get any accumulated water out of the cylinders before it causes any damage.
The photo freight special climbs up to Cumbres on a 4% grade to do some switching and pick up some gondolas there.
The 315 starts to head downhill to Chama after dropping some cars off at Cumbres.
Unlikely running mates. Denver & Rio Grande Western #315 and Eureka & Palisade #4 sit side by side at Tacoma Siding during Railfest 2010 on the Durango & Silverton. This portrait of the t... (more)
The D&RGW on parade. Denver & Rio Grande Western Consolidation #315 brings her period passenger consist into the Durango Yard during the 2010 Railfest "Parade of Trains". During a 30 minu... (more)
Evening arrival in Silverton. The Durango Railroad Historical Society's restored C-18 Class Consolidation #315 comes out of the shadows of the Animas Canyon and enters the evening light in ... (more)
DRGW 315 and its freight train heads north at the high bridge south of Tacoma during Railfest.
Silverton Mixed. A D&RGW Mixed Train drifts south along the Animas River en route from Silverton to Durango. The train is about a mile north of the Needleton Tank and is crossing the site... (more)
Steamscape - The High Bridge. DRGW Consolidation #315 hauls a mixed freight and passenger consist across the Animas River at Tacoma, Colorado. Originally built as a wooden trestle in 1880... (more)
A Silverton Station Agent silently observes preparations for the early morning departure of a southbound D&RGW train. Although the logo on the locomotive clearly rules out a Victorian-era scene,... (more)
Nose to Nose in Silverton. A D&RGW Freight arriving at Silverton Depot eases up to the pilot of a passenger train which has just offloaded its patrons. The latter is preparing to back into... (more)