The Meet at No Agua
During the Triple Steam Up Weekend at the Colorado Railroad Museum, Rio Grande Southern 4-6-0 #20 overtakes Denver & Rio Grande Western 2-8-0 #346 at the No... (more)
After a soggy opening day of Silverton service, clear skies and bright sunshine greet riders on the Durango & Silverton as the train steams through the Animas River canyon.
Spring is in full swing here in Durango, with new pops of color blossoming daily. Here, Southern Pacific No. 18 makes its way back to town on its first test run of the season. The engine will spen... (more)
Southern Pacific No. 18 returns to Durango on its first test run of the season. The engine will spend the next several months here to help bolster the Durango & Silverton's oil-burning fleet durin... (more)
On a wonderfully clear day in the Silvery San Juan Mountains, the Winter Cascade Train of the Durango and Silverton attacks the Hermosa Hill at MP 463.
The Durango & Silverton's Cascade Canyon Express crawls along the narrow shelf track high above the Animas River on a warm spring afternoon.
A thick plume of smoke trails the Durango & Silverton's oil-burning #493 as it rounds the curves of the iconic highline above the Animas River.
Do Not Adjust Your Set....
Winter makes a slight clawback as snow begins to envelop the lower reaches of the Animas River Canyon. The day began in Durango with a slight drizzl... (more)
The Animas River flows in a particularly striking shade of green as #476 heads back towards to Durango from Cascade Canyon.
Spring is coming to the San Juans as #493 approaches Rockwood with the Cascade Canyon Express in tow.
I Took the Path Less Taken
I mean, there’s literally no trail, and it’s not easy to get here.
It's beginning to look a lot like spring as #481 pulls the return trip of the Cascade Canyon Express along the banks of the Animas River just north of Tacoma.
The arrival of spring is put on hold for a moment as brief March storm coats the Animas River canyon in a light dusting of snow. Here, the Durango & Silverton's Cascade Canyon Express travels alon... (more)
A sturdy pair of fishing waders opens up new perspectives on the Durango & Siilverton from the far side of the Animas River just south of Cascade Canyon.
With social distancing forcing passengers to spread out, #493 hauls a 15-car consist along the highline on its way from Cascade Canyon back to Durango.