It's chilly and misty and clouds hover about as the second WB train to Silverton approaches a stop in Rockwood, home of a wye and a small MofW yard. Just ahead through a big cut is the "high line... (more)
The first southbound of the day nears Durango as it passes through the countryside south of Hermosa.
481 boards passengers at the depot while two more locomotives gets ready for a run later in the morning.
Outbound from Durango in the Animas River Valley.
The daily Cascade Canyon Winter Train has reached the top of the climb from Hermosa and will soon stop to take on passengers before continuing into the Animas Canyon.
An overhead view of the daily Cascade Canyon Winter Train as it gets on the move out of Durango.
Afternoon train leavin Silverton and crossing The Animas river
DSNG 481 near the depot on a spectacular September afternoon.
With the rapids of the Animas River far below, Durango & Silverton K-36 481 leads the second Silverton-bound train of the day along the precarious perch of the High Line, just north of Rockwood. T... (more)
This is the same cab of D&S 481 I took, only from another angle.
The Durango and Silverton Railroad.
At 4:30am, crew members at the Durango and Silverton begin their daily chores of servicing and preparing their locomotives for their daily run to Silverton. Seen here, a crew member walks through... (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 Durango & Silverton runs in the Animas River Valley.