Eastbound Silverton Mixed. A D&RGW K-28 leads a mixed freight along the icy Animas River, on the eastbound run from Silverton to Durango. This train has just taken water at a location kno... (more)
The "Sports Model". Looking positively resplendent in her green boiler jacket, and sporting the old D&RGW "toilet seat" herald, Locomotive 478 hauls a fast passenger train across the high s... (more)
The aspens across the Animas River are a golden yellow and the snow-capped San Juan Mountains loom in the distance as Denver & Rio Grande Western 2-8-2 478 brings a five-car passenger train slowly... (more)
DRGW 478 is about to go for a spin on the turntable during a night photo session 8/20/11.
Perfect Plumage. Engineer Bill Colley wraps a gorgeous gray plume around the point as he brings his mixed freight east (compass west....LOL!) onto the famous High Line Horseshoe Curve in Ro... (more)
Steamscape - Shalona Lake. The stillness of a snowy winter morning in the San Juan Foothills is shattered by the explosive stack talk of a D&RGW K-28 as it claws its way along the rock ledg... (more)
Eastbound San Juan. The Denver & Rio Grande Western's "San Juan New Mexico Express" runs south (railroad east) along the icy Animas River at Tefft, on a cold February afternoon. Before th... (more)
Eastbound Silverton Mixed. A D&RGW Mixed Freight lifts the pops as she slowly transits the High Line toward Rockwood Colorado on a chilly winter morning. The train depicted here is typica... (more)
Rio Grande narrow gauge K-28 478 pulls forward to the station for the second Silverton train that morning.
An early spring along the Animas. The calendar says that winter still has a month to go, but already, the snows in the foothills of the San Juan Mountains are beginning to melt away. A bri... (more)
Steamscape - Winter in the San Juans. A fresh dusting of snow covers the San Juan Foothills as a D&RGW mixed train eases through the High Line, some 400 feet above the icy Animas River.
Shadows and highlights. Late afternoon sun filters through the leafless brush and highlights the chocolate plume from D&RGW 478, as she drifts toward the Colorado Highway 250 crossing above... (more)
400 feet above the Rio de las Animas Perdidas, a Denver & Rio Grande Western mixed train crawls along the man-made cliff that has become known simply as: "The High Line." Led by one of th... (more)
DRG&W #478 makes it's way South towards Durango over the newer of the two bridges which cross the Animas River.
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)