Inspecting K36 #480 in the time honored manner of hitting nuts and bolts and listening to the resulting sound. It's this sound that lets his practiced ear know what's tight and what's not, and nee... (more)
K36's #480 is south bound with train 463 just south of the Shalona Lake crossing of County Rd 250.
The crew does a visual inspection of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's #480 (2-8-2) prior to leaving Silverton for the trip back to Durango, Colorado.
K-36 480 sits in the roundhouse as the back up engine today. 473, 482, 486, and 481 were all out on the the line - an impressive operation to say the least!
Durango & Silverton 480 backs into position and gets ready to take another load of passengers to Silverton, Colorado
Durango & Silverton 480 gets a thorough check prior to picking up passengers in Silverton for the ride back to Durango.
Durango and Silverton's 480 puffs out big smoke as it heads to Silverton, Colorado.
A quick glance might have you thinking this photo was taken in the early 1930's as Durango and Silverton's #480 pulls into a depot. In fact the depot is the McDonalds that always does a booming b... (more)
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s 480 (2-8-2) backs up to an area where it will blow off steam before lashing up to the passenger cars that it will take to Silverton, Colroado.
The day's first train waits on the northwest side of the Silverton Wye as the second train arrives in the Rocky Mountain town of Silverton, CO. Due to mechanical difficulties increasing coal consu... (more)
Hugging the rocky cliffs, Train 462 snakes its way around Rockwood, Colorado's famous High Line Horseshoe Curve, on its way north to Silverton. Locomotive 480, a Baldwin K-36 Mikado, is j... (more)
The northbound President's Special leaves Durango during the 2013 Railfest Event. K-36 number 480 is in charge of this special train as it heads out of town, nearing the first crossing of the Anim... (more)
Durango & Silverton 480 leads its southbound train back toward Durango as seen from parallel Highway 550 in the late afternoon sun.
The most photogenic spot on the very photogenic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has to be the place you see here. Just before the northbound trains reach Rockwood, they climb th... (more)
What was supposed to be a routine maintenance check turned into a 5 hour long repair of a drive wheel spring holder.