STOKING THE FIRE......Fireman Steve Wasiura is shoveling some fresh coal on the left side of the firebox. It's won't be long until the crew on this D&S photo freight will be traversing the narrow,... (more)
Teft Spur was named for an early forest ranger, Guy Tefft. This was the location of a large sawmill that supplied the Silverton Branch with railroad ties in the 1890's
The Shelf Sporting a period correct D&RGW logo and Pullman Green passenger consist, #478 pulls the Willow Creek Productions charter through the High Line toward Rockwood.
Eastbound at Tank Creek After taking on water, the mixed train heads East for a series of runbys. The original wooden water tank was removed from this location in 1966 and replaced with t... (more)
Night at the Roundhouse D&RGW #478 takes a spin on the original steam powered turntable at the Durango Roundhouse.
Special thanks to Willow Creek Productions for hosting the night ses... (more)
Well done, gentlemen! No series of photos covering the 2011 Willow Creek Production Charter at the DSNG would be complete without a shot of the folks who made it all happen. When the fina... (more)
A fitting finale. As the 2011 Willow Creek Productions Charter drew to a close, the D&RGW Mixed Train was brought to the most well-known spot on the line....the High Line Horseshoe at Rockw... (more)
A D&RGW K-28 locomotive charges southbound across the Rio de las Animas via the 1884-vintage iron truss at Tacoma, Colorado. A total of 10 of these Alco-built "sports models" were constructed fo... (more)
H2O Loco. At the end of the day, that's the brief notation that Conductor Millard will put in his Train Delay Report to account for this water stop at the remote Tank Creek location. Havi... (more)
Turning the power. After arriving at Rockwood Station with the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's annual Winter Photo Train, K-28 #478 takes the wye to begin a turning operation th... (more)
Struttin' her stuff. Newly overhauled K-28 #478 performs for the cameras on the rock ledge above Shalona Lake with Senior Engineer Bill Colley on the throttle. One of only two K-28s that s... (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)
There's a reason the Animas Valley is called a CANYON. A D&RGW Mixed Train hugs the steep east wall of the Animas Canyon as it works north toward Silverton on a sunny winter day. From Roc... (more)