The Conductor signals the Engineer to ease his 1923-built K28 back for a hitch to its consist. The Silverton is set for a 9 AM departure. All aboard!
Outbound from Durango in the Animas River Valley.
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.
Second train of the day, K-36 #482, is fully loaded and awaiting departure.
DRGW 478 is about to go for a spin on the turntable during a night photo session 8/20/11.
D&S 481 takes a breather during the layover at Cascade Canyon
D&S 481 is backing onto her train in Durango
The engineer on D&S 481 is polishing the bell prior to departure
D&S 481 is putting on a smoke and steam show as she heads to the depot
D&S 481 has just left the shop and is heading to the Durango depot with a show of smoke and steam