K-36 Narrow Gauge dead at the roundhouse.
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)
Waiting on a steam train in the San Juan Mountains, hearing the whistle and stack-talk play off the surrounding mountains, a nice sunny day, I think I've found my "happy place".
Wrapping up a day's excursion, D&S #478 coasts into Durango only minutes away from the severed end of the line at the roundhouse.
When camping in southwest Colorado, it's always a good idea to keep your fuel source under wraps. You just never know when a stray K-28 may wander into your site. K-28's are partial to coal, but... (more)
DRG&W #478 highballs north out of Durango bound for Silverton. A Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge RailroadLocomotive: Steam 2-8-2Location: Durango, Colorado, USALocomotive #: DRGW 478Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: September 25, 2011
Portrait of DRG&W #473 in the Durango roundhouse.
DRG&W #478 makes it's way southbound through the woods and over the Animas River.
A marker protects the rear of the train as the conductor keeps an eye forward.
Rio Grande and Western K-28 #478 makes her way south through the Canyon.
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.
The second train of the morning crosses the first bridge over the Animas River heading out of town.
Goooood Morning Durango!. DSNG Locomotive 482, with Engineer Mike Nichols on the throttle, leads the 8:30 AM Silverton Train across the Animas River in Downtown Durango on a sunny August mo... (more)
K-36 481 waits in front of the Durango depot at the head of the first train of the morning. Note the shiny new boiler front paint. 481 was repainted on 8/17 for Railfest.