Tying up in Silverton. Denver & Rio Grande Western Consolidation #315 spends the night at the platform in Silverton, Colorado, with K-28 #473, after a day of operations in the Animas Canyon. Durango Railroad Historical Society CMO Dennis D'Alessandro is babysitting the engine tonight, oiling around as photographers record the scene. After her retirement from active service, the 315 was owned for many years by the City of Durango, Colorado. Recently, that ownership was transferred to the DRHS, which is the group that restored the engine to operation back in 2007 and has operated it periodically in the years since.
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad and the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad are all that remains of the legendary Denver & Rio Grande Western narrow gauge system. Here you'll find some of my favorites from these two beautiful railways.
A continuously growing album of photos that IMHO reveal the awesome and seldom seen beauty of railroads from the dimming of day to dawn's early light! From dusk to dawn, trains roll on! (I'm still finding sunset to sunrise surprises!)