A blooming cactus adds a pop of red to the canyon as #473 leads a Silverton-bound doubleheader along the banks of the Animas.
Wildfire smoke blowing in from Arizona and New Mexico casts a thick haze over the Animas River canyon as #473 leads a Silverton-bound doubleheader past Cement Wall.
Low clouds and steady rain make for a dramatic scene as the Durango & Silverton's No. 473 enters one of several narrow rock cuts between the high line and Rockwood.
Tank Creek is running strong with spring melt as #473 hauls the Cascade Canyon Express back to Durango.
473 crosses the high bridge on its first revenue run as an oil burner.
A few days after a successful test run up to Silverton and back, #473 make her first revenue trip as an oil burner.