After one "normal" runby, the crew of the Photo special, showed off by exceding the speed limit (just a little) and blowing off the boiler, giving off a man made rainbow.
Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge RailroadLocomotive: Steam 2-8-2Location: Rockwood, Colorado, USALocomotive #: 478Train ID: Extra 472 WestPhoto Date: September 25, 2005
A Dreamscape View... Next-door to a Nightmare..
The Milky Way rises in the southern sky on the Great Plains of New Mexico. It's a little after Three AM, and we see the classic ... (more)
Approach, Clear, Galaxy.
Railfan and Railroad's 2020 Center Spread 3rd Place Winner
Ancient Semaphores guard the the galactic core of the Milky Way as i... (more)
K-36 #481 crosses the Animas River on The "High Bridge" South of Tacoma
New Kid in Town
One of these is not like the others. Durango and Silverton DL535 No. 107 sits on a ready track at the Durango Roundhouse on a strangely quiet late summer after... (more)
The Sanctum of the Leviathans
Railfan and Railroad's 2021 Center Spread 3rd Place Winner
Rounding Granite Point / Mini High Line / Elbert Creek, Denver and Rio Grande Western K-37 493 rounds the shelf track here above Shalona Lake. This charter train dep... (more)
D&SNG 473 Pulls the Presidential Special underneath the Spectacular (This time of the Year) Cataract Falls at MP 494.8, two miles south of Silverton. Most of the time, this falls is either slowed... (more)
For years, I've joked with fellow coworker and RailPictures contribuitor Elijah Cross about getting a very long telephoto lens and shooting the intermediate pai... (more)
Little Depot in the Sky
A top the highest active railroad in the United States is the Cumbres Depot, nee Section House, straddling the divide at Cumbres Pass, elevation 10,015 fe... (more)
A Big Boy in The Land of The Gila Monster.
For the first time since the close of the steam era, an articulated steam locomotive took to the rails in Southeastern Arizona. more)
There Goes The Last DJ...
The last hurrah for coal burning on the Durango and Silverton as K-36, #481 takes charge of the 2024 Winter Photographer's Train for what will be the ... (more)
The Little Train to Oblivion. Denver and Rio Grande Western #463 leads a circa 1939 train out of Antonito westward.
First train of 2014 runs out of the Animas River Canyon and into Bakers Park on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad past Cataract Falls (Look above the rear cars)
The silence of the slow moving snow storm in Southwestern Colorado is broken by the crunching snow under my feet. But once paused, you r... (more)