D&SNGR No. 486 crosses the Animas River and enters Cataract Canyon with the first section of today's trains. Two sections will be making the return trip from Silverton to Durango today.
As the storm clouds move in, the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge #81 (2-8-2) catches a burst of sun while waiting in Silverton, Colorado for passengers to load up.
Frosty morning in Silverton Colorado as DRGW C-18 315 puts on a steam show.
Hallowed ground, Silverton yard.
The first snowfall of the year on Sept 24 2016. DNSNG Speeder No.9008 exits The Narrows and enters Baker Park checking the track from Durango to Silverton ahead of today's trains.
The Georgetown Loop Railroad has a variety of colorful vintage rolling stock at Silverton, including what appears to be a 45 ton 'critter' seen here. There were no reporting numbers visible on th... (more)
The Georgetown Loop Railroad had their two steam locomotives out of the engine house getting some sun. West Side Lumber (WSL) #9 is a three truck shay built by the Lima Locomotive Works in 1923. ... (more)
With an approaching storm not far behind, K-28 class #473 stomps up the last bit of the grade into Silverton with a clear stack. The train was running well over an hour late due to a mechanical fa... (more)
There are all sorts of interesting things to be found in the Silverton yard. While all the attention is on the ex-D&RGW steam fleet, a cohort of GE switchers helps behind the scenes with switching... (more)
After turning her train on the wye, 486 backs into town to reboard passengers. With 3-4 daily trains into Silverton's limited yard space, the daily dance of turning trains is fascinating to watch.
Crossing the Animas southbound. Departing Silverton for Durango, our Silverton Mixed Train crosses the Animas for the first of 7 times, seen here on the timber bridge at MP 495.25, just a m... (more)
Silverton under the stars. It's a shame that Winston Link never made it out to the Colorado Narrow Gauge. His flashbulb-lit scenes in the high country might have looked a bit like this. ... (more)
The last Animas crossing. As she leaves the Animas Gorge and enters Silverton, our Mixed Train crosses the Animas one last time on the timber bridge at MP 495.25. This is always a great ph... (more)
"And by the time you get your hide past the Snowshed Slide.... You've had a ride on the Silverton, The Silverton Train." Those words penned over 4 decades ago by William Dale Fries, Jr. (a... (more)
Durango & Silverton 480 gets a thorough check prior to picking up passengers in Silverton for the ride back to Durango.