Engineer Mike Nichols discusses the days plans with the train crew prior to departing Durango with the winter photographer's special.
Rio Grande #483 has just left Durango and is heading down the branch to Farmington, New Mexico, with loads of drilling mud and pipe. In a little over a year the branch will be abandoned and remove... (more)
D&S 480 crosses the Animas River in Durango. There aren't to many places in the world where you can see narrow gauge steam cross a bridge like this in a city.
D&S 478 splits the rock walls approaching Rockwood.
D&RGW 486 hugs the rock walls on its climb towards Rockwood.
D&RGW 482 works it's train through the cut at Rockwood before stopping to drop off passengers. Soon it will be on its way home.
D&RGW 478 works it's train through the cut at Rockwood before stopping to drop off passengers. Soon it will be on its way home.
D&RGW 476 rests inside the Durango & Silverton's Roundhouse museum. Visitors are allowed to climb in to the cab to see what the "head office" of a narrow gauge engine is like.
Even in the town of Durango some shots can look timeless. 486 is about 10 minutes from the end of her run.
Putting on a good show, #478 blasts a column of smoke while approaching the famous 'High Line' and Horseshoe Curve.
Engineer Jeff Ellingson in K-28 #478 waits for the order to move his train.
The beautifully restored 2-8-0 #315 looks almost toy like as it heads around the curve of the high line while it makes its way South to Durango on what is its first revenue run.
Passing the water tank, making a run for the grade.
The early train departing Durango bound for Silverton.