Posing in front of the Durango depot is K36 #486. This was after a winter photo special.
Job Briefing: 1949
Night has enveloped the Durango Depot in the late 1940's as a late arriving 'San Juan Express' arrives from Alamosa and points east.
Actually, this is a staged photo shoot put on by the Duran... (more)
K-36 481 waits in front of the Durango depot at the head of the first train of the morning. Note the shiny new boiler front paint. 481 was repainted on 8/17 for Railfest.
Engineer Mike Nichols is working as Brakeman today. In a timeless railroading scene, he signals to Engineer Bill Colley, as K-28 no. 473 backs down onto the train.
Fireman Joe Dailey throws in a final scoop of coal in preparation for the morning departure.
The Silverton, in 1967, departing Durango which was still connected by rail to the rest of the country. The Rio Grande was the last class 1 railroad with regularly scheduled steam powered passenge... (more)
481 heads back to the roundhouse
The second section of "The Second Siverton Train" is pulled in by K-28 478
Train #464 is unloading as 481 pulls the coaches from the earlier 462 around the baloon loop
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
The Clash of Generations. Here Baldwin K-36 480 prepares to depart Durango as her older sister, Baldwin's 1875
The Clash of Generations. Here Baldwin K-36 480 prepares to depart Durango as her older sister, Baldwin's 1875 "Eureka", Eureka & Palisade #4 also prepares for its journey.