Durango and Silverton Narrow gauge Railroad’s 8:15 a.m. departure from Durango steams through Trimble, Colorado, on August 25, 2005. Former Rio Grande K-36-class Mikado No. 486 does the honors wit... (more)
The narrow gauge Durango and Silverton locomotive has just crossed the Animas River on the outskirts of Durango on the way to Silverton.
D&SNG 486, northbound, crossing the Animas River, parallel to Huck Finn Pond. The fish hatchery can be seen above the train. This view is from Rim Drive, on Chapman Hill, Durango.
The narrow gauge D&SNG K-36 locomotive pulls its load of happy passengers uphill and into the very scenic territory that lies ahead.
First train of the Labor Day weekend is about to meet the uphill grade bound for Silverton.
First train of the day departs Durango station. Distinctive aroma of a coal fired steam locomotive displaces the odor of Egg McMuffins emanating from next door, at least for a little while.
Scenic line indeed. A legacy D&RGW logo on south face of the Mineral Creek Bridge states the obvious as we watch Train 464 in the process of being wyed for the return trip to Durango. Thi... (more)
Winding through Rockwood, DRGW 486 leads a passenger excursion toward Silverton.
Operating northbound out of Durango, DRGW 486 leads a passenger train toward Rockwood and eventually Silverton on a beautifully mild August morning.
Running the High Line. The Durango & Silverton's Locomotive 486 eases Train 462 around the famous horseshoe curve known as The High Line. Built in 1881, this most spectacular stretch of t... (more)
Their servicing complete, four of the Rio Grande's 2-8-2 K-36 locomotives await their next call to duty at the Durango roundhouse. These days, however, the majority of their duties involve hauling... (more)
South bound excursion crossing Animas River at Silverton, Colorado
The passenger train from Silverton to Durango passes the Needleton water tank.