Spring is coming to the San Juans as #493 approaches Rockwood with the Cascade Canyon Express in tow.
I Took the Path Less Taken
I mean, there’s literally no trail, and it’s not easy to get here.
High above the Animas River, #493 crawls along the shelf track on its way to Cascade Canyon.
It's a tight squeeze as #493 slips through the Rockwood Cut.
The Durango & Silverton's Cascade Canyon Express snakes along the High Line hundreds of feet above the Animas River on its way back to the railroad's temporary home base in Rockwood.
The Durango & Silverton's Cascade Canyon Express emerges from the Rockwood cut on a cold September morning that found rain and snow mixing in the San Juan mountains.
An interesting collection sits around the Durango turntable including this long out of service K-37 #493 which was retired by the Rio Grande in 1970. It is one of several out of service K-37s thro... (more)
While it appears like a stereotypical scene of a possible government cover-up, we are looking at a quarantine of sorts. Ex D&RGW K-37 #493 undergoes the delicate process of asbestos removal on thi... (more)