Out standing in his field..... What do you call a man who is out standing in his field? Why, you call him a FARMER, of course! Here, an Amish farmer has come down to the tracks to inves... (more)
3-Way Meet at Leaman Place. Who doesn't love a 3-way?.....train meet, that is. :) With a little careful planning on the part of Charter Lead Pete Lerro, and some stellar weather, we were ... (more)
Rhaetian Railway in the 1990'. "Fair Foto" charter train with Ge 4/4 I # 605 "Silvretta" from 1953 between Davos Laret and Davos Wolfgang.
Rhaetian Railway in the 1990'. "Fair Foto" charter train with Ge 4/4 I # 605 "Silvretta" from 1953 between Küblis and Saas im Prättigau.
An unlikely combination....just because we could. Although there were some M-Class survivors still serving the Norfolk & Western when the J-Class locomotives were operating, I'm not aware o... (more)
Westbound at Groff's. With her big sister the 611 holding the siding at Groff's Grove, N&W 475 (lettered as 382) begins to accelerate her mixed train westward toward the crossing at Cherry ... (more)
Side-by-side at Groff's. The weather looks a bit threatening as N&W Locomotives M-Class #475 (lettered as 382) and J-Class #611 pose for portraits on the long siding at Groff's Picnic Grove... (more)
Spotty fall color at Needle Creek Canyon. Just after 1PM, DRGW K-28 #473 works southbound (railroad east) at Needle Creek Canyon (MP 482.90), with a Silverton Mixed bound for Durango, CO. ... (more)
Bound for Durango. Just after 10 AM local time, our Mixed Train behind DRGW #473, departs Silverton and makes the first of 7 crossings of the Animas River, on its southbound (railroad east)... (more)
Here comes the Silverton up from the canyon.... After a 45 mile journey, much of it deep in the wilderness of the Animas Canyon, a Silverton Mixed Train emerges from the shadows, crossing t... (more)
Steamscape: The Snowshed Slide. "And by the time you get your hide past the Snowshed Slide.... You've had a ride on the Silverton, The Silverton Train." Those lyrics, penned over 4 decades ... (more)
Steamscape: Mt. Garfield and the Grenadier Range. Just a hundred yards or so from the Animas Footbridge on the Colorado Trail, we watch a Silverton Mixed Train, behind K-28 #473, charging n... (more)
MP 483 - Needle Creek Canyon. At around MP 483, our Silverton Mixed passes the confluence of Needle Creek and the Animas River. This location is a nice, open meadow and a great location to ... (more)
Running the Rio de las Animas Perdidas. From Rockwood, Colorado on north, the old Denver & Rio Grande Western Silverton Line follows the Rio de las Animas Perdidas, or River of Lost Souls. ... (more)
Fall color at Cement Wall. Deep in the Animas River Canyon, a Silverton Mixed Train behind D&RGW #473 charges north with some loads for the residents and businesses in Silverton, passing th... (more)