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Photo ID: 772989

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)

Railroad: Rio Grande Southern
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Golden, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: RGS 20
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 15, 2021


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By: William Diehl

Added: May 28, 2021

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Photo ID: 772763

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.

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Durango, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DS 493
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 23, 2021


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By: Anthony DAmato

Added: May 25, 2021

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Photo ID: 771698

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)

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Durango, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP 18
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 12, 2021


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By: Anthony DAmato

Added: May 12, 2021

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Photo ID: 771695

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)

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Durango, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP 18
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 12, 2021


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By: Anthony DAmato

Added: May 12, 2021

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Photo ID: 771229

Hermosa Flyer

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.

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Durango, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: D&SNG 482
Train ID: 262
Photo Date: January 30, 2021


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By: William Diehl

Added: May 07, 2021

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Photo ID: 770596

The Durango & Silverton's Cascade Canyon Express crawls along the narrow shelf track high above the Animas River on a warm spring afternoon.

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Durango, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 493
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 26, 2021


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By: Anthony DAmato

Added: Apr 30, 2021

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Photo ID: 770595

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.

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Durango, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 493
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 29, 2021


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By: Anthony DAmato

Added: Apr 30, 2021

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Photo ID: 769559

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)

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Durango, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: D&SNG 493
Train ID: 262
Photo Date: April 17, 2021


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By: William Diehl

Added: Apr 19, 2021

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Photo ID: 769140

The Animas River flows in a particularly striking shade of green as #476 heads back towards to Durango from Cascade Canyon.

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Durango, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DS 476
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 26, 2021


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By: Anthony DAmato

Added: Apr 14, 2021

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Photo ID: 769139

Spring is coming to the San Juans as #493 approaches Rockwood with the Cascade Canyon Express in tow.

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Durango, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 493
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 09, 2021


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By: Anthony DAmato

Added: Apr 14, 2021

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Photo ID: 768912

I Took the Path Less Taken

I mean, there’s literally no trail, and it’s not easy to get here.

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Durango, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 493
Train ID: 261
Photo Date: April 10, 2021


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By: William Diehl

Added: Apr 12, 2021

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Photo ID: 766780

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.

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Durango, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DS 481
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 18, 2021


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By: Anthony DAmato

Added: Mar 22, 2021

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Photo ID: 766062

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)

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Durango, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DS 481
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 13, 2021


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By: Anthony DAmato

Added: Mar 14, 2021

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Photo ID: 761221

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.

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Durango, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DS 482
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 10, 2021


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By: Anthony DAmato

Added: Jan 26, 2021

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Photo ID: 760511

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.

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Durango, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DS 493
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 29, 2020


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By: Anthony DAmato

Added: Jan 19, 2021

Views: 2,036
Comments: 0

Favorited: 17
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