Digging in for the climb. Having just crossed US Highway 550 in Hermosa, Colorado, the Durango & Silverton's Train 463 begins its climb up Hermosa Hill at roughly MP 462.7, headed for Rockw... (more)
Just about to cross Hwy 550, D&SNG 107 pours it on as it begins the climb to Silverton.
SP 18 and K-37 #493 doublehead on the daily steam train to Silverton
DSNG 107 leads its train over Hermosa Creek and back towards Durango after it's daily run to Silverton.
During the summer of 2020, the Durango and Silverton was not operating revenue passenger trains between its titular towns, instead merely running between Rockwood and Cascade Canyon. However, equi... (more)
The 2020 season for the Durango and Silverton has been a difficult one -- in addition to the Covid-19 pandemic preventing trains from departing Durango, a bridge washed out south of Silverton, and... (more)
Whistling for the Hwy 550 crossing, Baldwin K-36 No.482 leads the morning train to Silverton. No. 482 opens up for the climb to come. After crossing Hwy 550, the grade changes from 1% to 2.5% on t... (more)
Weather can play a big part in the mountains and getting wet is one of them. Baldwin K-36 No. 480, leads today's first section through Hermosa past the D&SNGRR Maintenance Yard in the rain. The h... (more)
The second train of the day passes the water tower at Hermosa. Here, the train will begin its ascent to Rockwood and on into the Animas River Canyon.
D&SNG K28 Class #478 works hard up the 2.5% grade between Hermosa and Rockwood with an eight car train for todays excursion.
Drifting down to Hermosa. DSNG Locomotive #486 is just drifting down the last of the 2.5% grade from Rockwood, as she blows for the US 550 Crossing at Hermosa, Colorado. With just about 3... (more)
Durango and Silverton Engineer William (Bill) Colley is at the throttle of this excursion. Bill looks over his shoulder at his 11 car train he is pulling up the steepest part of the DSNG Mainline ... (more)
The Silverton. The throaty bark of a D&RGW K-28 Locomotive echos off the nearby hills as she struggles up the 2.5% grade between Hermosa and Rockwood, CO with an early morning Silverton Tra... (more)
The first southbound of the day nears Durango as it passes through the countryside south of Hermosa.
Time to go to work. For most of the 11-mile journey from Durango to Hermosa, the Firemen on the Silverton Trains can take it easy. Running on nearly flat country, the big K-36s are loafing... (more)