After a summer exploring angles of this line in the remote San Juans, I came to a simple conclusion for these high-angle shots: fly the drone, don't climb. This was an angle I scoped out over the ... (more)
Atop the famous rock overlooking Shalona Lake and the Silverton Branch, 476 snakes its way into Rockwood delivering a scene straight out of the late 20th century.
In a view cleared out by the 2012 "Goblin Fire", Extra 476 rolls by photographers at MP 480.5 with Pigeon and Turret Peaks standing 13,000 feet tall behind the train.
Fireman Kylah Breeden has just finished filling the tender of 476 with water at Tank Creek and lifts the groundwater-fed spout back into its resting position.