Before it reaches the spectacular High Line section of its route, the Durango & Silverton skirts another narrow ledge on its approach to Rockwood.
D&S K-28 #473 heads a railroad-sponsored photographers' special through Animas Canyon at the peak of the colorful autumn leaves
The D&SNG employees who worked the annual Fall Photographer's Special pose for the traditional group photograph at Milepost 469.5. This was the first of two completely sold-out Fall Photo Trains ... (more)
Work Extra 473 East has just entered Durango yard limits and is crossing the Animas River for the last time today. This was the second of two completely sold-out Fall Photo Trains run by the D&SN... (more)
D&SNG K-28 #473 turns on the Elk Park Wye (Milepost 490.67) as the photoline gets their shots. This was the D&SNG's 26th Annual Fall Photo Train event.
Crew members inspect Rio Grande (Durango & Silverton) #473 and #480 after a long day of running. Nowhere else in the country can you experience a 24/7 roundhouse operation like in Durango roundhou... (more)
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.
D&S Extra 473 South heads along the Animas River towards Tacoma on a Willow Creek Productions photo charter.
Drifting downgrade towards the photo line, engineer Bill Colley opens the throttle for a nice smokey runby on a Willow Creek Productions photo charter.
D&S K-28 no. 473 smokes it up, rounding the highline horseshoe curve, heading towards Rockwood at the conclusion of a Willow Creek Productions photo charter.
Fireman Joe Dailey throws in a final scoop of coal in preparation for the morning departure.
Extra 473 South heads down the Rio Animas on a Willow Creek Productions photo mixed train.
After a water stop at Tank Creek, Extra 473 South heads off down the Rio Animas on a Willow Creek Productions photo mixed train.
In a modern updating of a W.H. Jackson photo, 473 leads a two car special onto the Highline, far above the Animas River.
Extra 473 North charges along the rock wall at Elbert Creek on a Willow Creek Productions photo freight.