Unfortunately for those familiar with CW McCall's song "The Silverton Train," the Animas River Gorge only finds itself 230-ish feet from rail to river, as opposed to the 400-feet McCall ... (more)
D&RGW K27 #463, dressed up as RGS 455, departing Antonito, CO 9/26/21.
D&RG T-12 #168 is at the site of the former section house at Toltec Creek, MP 313.44. Osier, and our lunch, are just five miles ahead. This was a photo charter to benefit the Friends of the Cumb... (more)
D&RG T-12 #168 crosses a fill near MP 295, there was originally a trestle in this spot. This was a photo charter to benefit the Friends of the Cumbres and Toltec.
D&RG T-12 #168 pauses at the Osier, CO depot 9/25/21.
Cumbres & Toltec 484 struggles to hold onto the wet rails as she slips upgrade at Stateline Curve.
Cumbres & Toltec 484 leads Train 215 down the 4% at a spot known as the "S" Curve.
Cumbres & Toltec 489 pulls 5 cars up past volcanic rock formations at Windy Point, making easy work of the short train.
Cumbres & Toltec 484 charges up the 4% grade at Cresco, passing by an old D&RGW water tank constructed in 1893.
Cumbres & Toltec 484 thunders upgrade at Windy Point, rounding a curve that passes by volcanic rock formations. She climbs up the last of the 4% grade to Cumbres Pass.
482 arrives in Silverton with the 8:15am Silverton Train.
Durango & Silverton 473 and 476 put in hard work as they climb the final part of the grade to Rockwood.
Durango & Silverton 482 leads the Cascade Train around a tight curve on the world famous Highline.
Smoke fills the Valley as Durango & Silverton 476 and 473 navigate tight curves just South of Silverton, passing by the waterfall at Cataract Gulch.
The firemen of Durango & Silverton 473 and 476 sand the flues as both engines begin to tackle the 2.5% grade on Hermosa Hill.