I was traveling to Chama, NM early on a Friday evening to spend a weekend shooting fall colors on the C&TS when I ran into a surprise as I crested Cumbres Pass on Hwy 17. A short eastbound train ... (more)
We had great snow for the 2005 Durango & Silverton Winter Photographer's special. Almost too much in places. Fortunately the D&S crews have done a great job packing snow down at runby locations ... (more)
“Proud as a Peacock, and struttin’ Her Stuff”
Locomotive No. 493 of the Durango and Silverton Railroad makes her return to active service after fifty-two years this weeke... (more)
Sunrise at Ferguson's. DRGW K-27 Mudhen #453 steps across Ferguson's Trestle at MP 285.87, just moments after sunrise, hauling a freight westbound toward Chama and Durango, via Cumbres Pass... (more)
The second train of the day pulls out of Silverton on its return trip to Durango on a crystal clear autumn afternoon.
Durango & Silverton K-36 No. 481 passes the Yard-Limit sign at the southern end of Rockwood as it returns to Durango from Silverton. This is the first of two daily trains, departing 45-minutes pri... (more)
K36's #480 is south bound with train 463 just south of the Shalona Lake crossing of County Rd 250.
Union Pacific No. 844, sparkling clean and fresh from a long overhaul. Burning clean and blistering the rails on the Greely Subdivision the 4-8-4 races to Denver with the Frontier train.
Union Pacific 844 moving through Carr Colorado
Cement Wall southbound. From up on the rocks above track level, we see our Silverton Mixed charging southbound around the curve at MP 476.5 at the location known as "Cement Wall."... (more)
Twin Bridges - MP 489.9. Our Silverton Mixed crosses the Animas yet again just about 5 miles north of Needleton Tank. This location is known as "Twin Bridges" because there are t... (more)
MP 483 - Needle Creek Canyon. At around MP 483, our Silverton Mixed passes the confluence of Needle Creek and the Animas River. This location is a nice, open meadow and a great location to... (more)
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s Presidential Special makes a stop at Cascade, Colorado, on August 26, 2006. Mikado No. 473 is painted in “Bumblebee” colors applied to the locomot... (more)
Leaving Silverton, Baldwin k-28 leads the first section of the days trains back to Durango along the Animas River.
With dignitaries from the Railroad Commission on board, No. 487 has backed its train into the Cumbres snowshed to drop them off for lunch at the new pavilion.