The first day of spring brings a doubleheader on the Durango & Silverton, as 476 joins in to help the steep climb from Hermosa to Rockwood.
Blowdown at Sunrise
D&SNG K28 #476 pulls the 2018 Fall Photographer's Train carefully along the High Line, MP 469.2, Rockwood, CO 9/23/18. This, the signature location on the D&SNGRR, was the highlight of the trip f... (more)
D&SNG K28 #476 pulls the 2018 Fall Photographer's Train past Tall Timber Resort, MP 475.25, at Cascade, CO, 9/23/18.
D&SNG K28 #476 pulls the 2018 Fall Photographer's Train along the Animas River at Cascade, CO, 9/23/18.
With the blades of the flanger deployed, Work Extra 476 becomes a knife to the fresh powder on this icy February morning. Earlier that morning, before the sun was e... (more)
A Durango & Silverton train slips through one of the many rock cuts of the San Juan Mountains one last time, as the train exits the famed "High Line" near Rockwood, Colorado.
An afternoon train coasts down the Animas River canyon after crossing the bridge just north of the Cascade Wye.
After being out of service since the 1990s, K-27 #476 is undergoing a full restoration in the Durango roundhouse.
A narrow gauge locomotive axle set sits in the massive machine shop for some work. The DSNG is a big operation and can perform most maintenance in house.
The controls of 476, as it sits in the museum section of the roundhouse, awaiting the day when it will be repaired and operational again.