This is opening day at the top of the pass. The railroad begins the tourist season in Chama. There were lots of festivities before the start of the trip. The train runs from May 25th to October 2... (more)
The second train heading to Silverton on early morning, with number 486
Ex D&RGW K36 #486 (now 'D&SNG') in Durango.
The 2:45 southbound train to Durango performs a boiler blowdown while crossing the Animas River shortly after leaving Silverton.
At 4:00am, crew members at the Durango and Silverton take a few minute break before going outside to ready the locomotives for the day's run to Silverton. In just a few minutes time, these same cr... (more)
Number 486 has just taken water at the Needleton tank and is now returning to Durango with its passenger train.
K-36 486 moves out for the first train of the day while 482 loads up with coal and waits for its turn.
Durango & Silverton K36 #486 is shown running between Durango and Hermosa.
Durango & Silverton K36 #486 climbs toward Rockwood.