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)
After being out of service since the 1990s, K-27 #476 is undergoing a full restoration in the Durango roundhouse.
A narrow gauge locomotive axle set sits in the massive machine shop for some work. The DSNG is a big operation and can perform most maintenance in house.
The first of three trains today gets under way crossing the Animas River as it departs Durango.
K-36 480 sits in the roundhouse as the back up engine today. 473, 482, 486, and 481 were all out on the the line - an impressive operation to say the least!
In the car shop, a couple of D&S crew go about rebuilding a truck on one of the excursion cars.
Under the watchful eye and guidance of the conductor, our engine for the day backs onto her consist in downtown Durango in preparation for the 45 mile northbound run to Silverton as she has done s... (more)
There are all sorts of interesting things to be found in the D&S yard. While all the attention is on the ex-D&RGW steam fleet, a cohort of GE switchers helps behind the scenes with switching and M... (more)
K-28 class 473 crosses the Animas River southbound into Durango with a very late last train of the day due to some mechanical difficulties she experienced earlier in the morning.
K-36 486 heads north out of town across the Animas river with the first of three trains to Silverton on this day. She passes the city greenway which was just starting to get busy with joggers and ... (more)
Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge #481 has left the Durango Station and gets ready to cross the 17th Street Bridge on its way to Silverton, Colorado.
Durango and Silverton's 482 gets ready to spend the day pulling passengers from Durango to Silverton, Colorado. Half way through the trip the engine would suffer a mechanical failure and have to ... (more)
A railfan gets a close up shot of Durango & Silverton's 481 as it crosses the bridge on the north side of town.
Durango & Silverton 480 backs into position and gets ready to take another load of passengers to Silverton, Colorado
Durango and Silverton's 480 puffs out big smoke as it heads to Silverton, Colorado.