During the summer of 2020, the Durango and Silverton was not operating revenue passenger trains between its titular towns, instead merely running between Rockwood and Cascade Canyon. However, equi... (more)
The 2020 season for the Durango and Silverton has been a difficult one -- in addition to the Covid-19 pandemic preventing trains from departing Durango, a bridge washed out south of Silverton, and... (more)
Whistling for the Hwy 550 crossing, Baldwin K-36 No.482 leads the morning train to Silverton. No. 482 opens up for the climb to come. After crossing Hwy 550, the grade changes from 1% to 2.5% on t... (more)
Weather can play a big part in the mountains and getting wet is one of them. Baldwin K-36 No. 480, leads today's first section through Hermosa past the D&SNGRR Maintenance Yard in the rain. The h... (more)
The second train of the day passes the water tower at Hermosa. Here, the train will begin its ascent to Rockwood and on into the Animas River Canyon.
D&SNG K28 Class #478 works hard up the 2.5% grade between Hermosa and Rockwood with an eight car train for todays excursion.
Drifting down to Hermosa. DSNG Locomotive #486 is just drifting down the last of the 2.5% grade from Rockwood, as she blows for the US 550 Crossing at Hermosa, Colorado. With just about 3... (more)
Durango and Silverton Engineer William (Bill) Colley is at the throttle of this excursion. Bill looks over his shoulder at his 11 car train he is pulling up the steepest part of the DSNG Mainline ... (more)
The Silverton. The throaty bark of a D&RGW K-28 Locomotive echos off the nearby hills as she struggles up the 2.5% grade between Hermosa and Rockwood, CO with an early morning Silverton Tra... (more)
The first southbound of the day nears Durango as it passes through the countryside south of Hermosa.
Time to go to work. For most of the 11-mile journey from Durango to Hermosa, the Firemen on the Silverton Trains can take it easy. Running on nearly flat country, the big K-36s are loafing... (more)
The climb begins. The old D&RGW Silverton Branch runs on relatively level ground from Durango to Hermosa Colorado. After the Route 550 Crossing however, things change pretty dramatically.... (more)
The first rays of morning sunlight peek over the San Juan Foothills and begin to reach the valley floor in Hermosa as DRGW #478 approaches from the south with a Willow Creek Productions Photo Char... (more)
This southbound train has just come out of the mountains into the flat territory between Hermosa & Durango. The area is still not without its charms.
The first passenger train of the morning passes the Hermosa Glider Port on a beautiful morning.