Basking in the spotlight at the Durango and Silverton’s Annual Photographers Special, K-37 493 makes her public debut as a D&SNG Locomotive.
This is the locomotive’s first weekend ... (more)
The Harbinger Has Arrived
The Future is now as the first of Durango and Silverton’s Oil Fired Steam Locomotives, 493 is shown at the Durango Roundhouse, next to it K-28 473 is ... (more)
"Now down by the station early in the mornin'..."
As goes the lyrics to C.W. McCall's song "The Silverton", we see next to the Durango Station, the interior of the roundhous... (more)
Inspecting K36 #480 in the time honored manner of hitting nuts and bolts and listening to the resulting sound. It's this sound that lets his practiced ear know what's tight and what's not, and nee... (more)
Live coals fall from the ash pan of K36 #486 into the ash pit while cleaning the fire at the end of the day following a winter photo special.
Hostlers assume traditional positions in the cab of K28 #473 during a night photo session following a fall photo special
The Sanctum of the Leviathans
Work is underway in the roundhouse to get the locomotives ready for the summer season
A D&SNG fireman steam cleans his "office" at the beginning of his of work day.
Proud Nevada Native. She may have been "born" in Pennsylvania, and she might be visiting Colorado, but whenever she travels, her owner leaves no doubt as to where home is. Whenever Eureka ... (more)
With workers tending to the K-36s and K-28 478 sitting on the turntable, the hostlers discuss the next move of the night as the engines are serviced for the next day.
Night at the Roundhouse D&RGW #478 takes a spin on the original steam powered turntable at the Durango Roundhouse.
Special thanks to Willow Creek Productions for hosting the night ses... (more)
Their servicing complete, four of the Rio Grande's 2-8-2 K-36 locomotives await their next call to duty at the Durango roundhouse. These days, however, the majority of their duties involve hauling... (more)