RailPictures.Net Photo: DSNG 486 Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Steam 2-8-2 at Rockwood, Colorado by Kevin Madore
 
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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (more..)
Steam 2-8-2 (more..)
High Line (MP 469.6) (more..)
Rockwood, Colorado, USA (more..)
August 22, 2010
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DSNG 486 (more..)
462 (more..)
Kevin Madore (more..)
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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 the old D&RG Silverton Branch reportedly cost as much as $1000 per foot to construct, in an era when $1000 was a significant sum of money. The rock shelf on which the train runs towers nearly 400 feet above the Animas River and at some points is so narrow that railroad passengers literally cannot see anything below the train but the steep canyon wall. This stretch of track demands the ultimate level of respect as a derailment here would be catastrophic. Accordingly, the D&S has a permanent slow-order in effect on the High Line and the track is inspected by maintenance crews several times per day.
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