A northbound Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge train hugs the cliffs above a roaring Animas River on the spectacular High Line between Rockwood and Tacoma, Colorado, on August 24, 2005.
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s “President’s Train” crosses the High Bridge at mile 471.23 south (east) of Tacoma, Colorado, on August 26, 2006. The 4-car special is powered by former ... (more)
High Bridge Blow-Down. DRGW K-28 #473 executes a firebox blow-down as she rumbles across the High Bridge at Tacoma, around MP 471.2. The blow-down involves opening valves in the boiler, j... (more)
Eureka and Palisades No. 4 passes the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s “Presidential Special” powered by K-28 No. 473 at Tacoma, Colorado, on August 23, 2003. Built by Alco in 1923, N... (more)
DSNG 478 rolls south out of the Tacoma Narrows into the siding across the river from the Tacoma Power Plant.
Rear brake. Brakeman Mike Nichols mans the hand brakes while protecting the rear of his chartered D&RGW freight as the train backs to pick up passengers after a photo run-by at the Animas H... (more)
The "Sports Model". Showing off her distinctive Alco, nose-mounted air pumps, and sporting a vee plow that looks just a little big for her, Denver & Rio Grande Western Locomotive... (more)
Crossing the Animas. Although the morning sunlight is already bathing the western walls of the Animas Canyon, the bottom of the gorge is still in shadow as the first of the Silverton Trains... (more)
K-36 #481 crosses the Animas River on The "High Bridge" South of Tacoma
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 Fraternal Order of Wood Lobbers. That's the unofficial moniker that one crewman used to describe the team that runs Eureka & Palisade #4. Here, the F.O.W.L. can be seen doing their thi... (more)
Eureka on the High Bridge. A late August afternoon finds the 1875-vintage Eureka & Palisade Number 4 hauling a passenger extra across the famous High Bridge above the Animas River at Tacoma... (more)
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)
Unlikely running mates. Denver & Rio Grande Western #315 and Eureka & Palisade #4 sit side by side at Tacoma Siding during Railfest 2010 on the Durango & Silverton. This portrait of the t... (more)