A mixture of rain, fog, and hail drift through the San Juan Mountains as a Durango & Silverton doubleheader led by SP 18 passes by what remains of Cataract Falls. After an extended hiatus due to t... (more)
Dawn breaks over Missionary Ridge as an empty early morning train works its way from Durango up to Rockwood, where the Durango & Silverton temporarily based their operations during height of the C... (more)
Rumors of my demise were greatly exaggerated
Under skies threatening of rain (please, send a lot to the southwest!), Durango and Silverton 480 makes its way home with a clean sta... (more)
An early morning passenger train to Silverton is getting prepared at the Durango station.
A special train arrives at Silverton in the late evening
With an emphasis on the *narrow* part of its name, The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's Cascade Canyon Express eases along the shelf track hundreds of feet above the Animas River along ... (more)
The Durango & Silverton's Cascade Canyon Express snakes along the snow banks of the Animas River just below Tank Creek.
The Durango & Silverton's iconic highline is coated in fresh snow as coal burner #481 rounds the horseshoe curve on its return trip from Cascade Canyon.
Durango and Silverton locomotives 482 and former White Pass & Yukon DL535 number 101 meet at Cascade Wye
Durango and Silverton Conductor Russell Heerdt looks back as his train is repositioned for a photo runby.
Durango & Silverton coal burner #481 blows down as it rounds the iconic horseshoe curve in the late afternoon light.
As light hits the water vapor hanging in the air from Durango & Silverton #481's blowdown, a rainbow forms briefly over the Animas River.
"The Last One (?)
Durango and Silverton's lone remaining operable coal burner takes on some more of the fuel on what quickly became a frigid February night. As of 2022, t... (more)
Durango & Silverton #481 rounds the horseshoe curve on the railroad's iconic highline as seen from the caboose.