Just a few days after its 100th birthday, Durango & Silverton #473 heads for Silverton along the world famous Highline painted up in its original Rio Grande lettering.
Durango & Silverton #476 traverses the highline in Rio Grande lettering as part of the K-28's 100th anniversary celebration.
The first of four today's four steam trains to Silverton climbs up above Shalona Lake and into Rockwood.
D&SNGRR #480 leads a string of hoppers on a test run to Silverton.
Twin DL535s 103 and 107 creep across the High Bridge as they enter the famous "High Line" on their southbound trip back to Durango.
All about depth perception... Flying a couple of hundred feet above track level we see the 15-car Durango bound 464 wrapping itself around Horseshoe Curve before exiting the High Line and making a... (more)
K-37 class 493 walks the tightrope through the Animas River Canyon with train 464 back to Durango. K-37s were the largest of the narrow gauge 2-8-2s and pre-D&SNG were not allowed to operate on th... (more)
K-28s sisters 473 and 476 make their final push into Silverton, seen from high above the "Narrows" of the Animas River.
Hopefully, I am the first and last person to obtain this angle... (more)
After the departure of train 462, light engine 473 gracefully weaves through the Narrows along the Animas River south of Silverton at the hand of engineer Russell.
While being serviced on the afternoon of August 30, 2021, after taking a train to Cascade and back, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s K-28 2-8-2 No. 473 rotates on the turntable at Dur... (more)
How high? 238 feet to be exact. That's how high above the Animas River train 261 finds itself with the last coal burner, 481, taking point.
After a summer exploring angles of this line in the remote San Juans, I came to a simple conclusion for these high-angle shots: fly the drone, don't climb. This was an angle I scoped out over the ... (more)
Atop the famous rock overlooking Shalona Lake and the Silverton Branch, 476 snakes its way into Rockwood delivering a scene straight out of the late 20th century.
In a view cleared out by the 2012 "Goblin Fire", Extra 476 rolls by photographers at MP 480.5 with Pigeon and Turret Peaks standing 13,000 feet tall behind the train.
Fireman Kylah Breeden has just finished filling the tender of 476 with water at Tank Creek and lifts the groundwater-fed spout back into its resting position.