First train of the Labor Day weekend is about to meet the uphill grade bound for Silverton.
First train of the day departs Durango station. Distinctive aroma of a coal fired steam locomotive displaces the odor of Egg McMuffins emanating from next door, at least for a little while.
Second train of the day, K-36 #482, is fully loaded and awaiting departure.
DRGW 478 is about to go for a spin on the turntable during a night photo session 8/20/11.
D&S 481 takes a breather during the layover at Cascade Canyon
D&S 481 is backing onto her train in Durango
The engineer on D&S 481 is polishing the bell prior to departure
D&S 481 is putting on a smoke and steam show as she heads to the depot
D&S 481 has just left the shop and is heading to the Durango depot with a show of smoke and steam
D&S 481 has just left Durango and is heading towards Cascade Canyon
An overhead view of the daily Cascade Canyon Winter Train as it gets on the move out of Durango.
Rio Grande narrow gauge K-28 478 pulls forward to the station for the second Silverton train that morning.
The two K-28 passenger engines had been serviced after arriving from Silverton earlier on two sections.