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By:Tom Beckett
Dates:9/1/2008 - 9/30/2008
Album Info:Action on the D&SNG, as well as a few shots of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic, both once part of the Rio Grande's narrow gauge empire in the Rockies.
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One spot
Title:  One spot
Description:  A little known part of the Durango & Silverton is their diesels. The K class steamers get all the attention, but there are a few diesels on the roster. Heres #1 at Silverton with a flat car.
Photo Date:  9/19/2008  Upload Date: 6/28/2016 3:13:03 AM
Location:  Silverton, CO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  DSNG 1(50Tonner)
Views:  129   Comments: 0
Unheralded switcher
Title:  Unheralded switcher
Description:  Another of D&SNGs diesels works at Durango in the evening.
Photo Date:  9/19/2008  Upload Date: 6/28/2016 3:18:01 AM
Location:  Durango, CO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  DSNG 11(44Tonner)
Views:  152   Comments: 0
Backed in
Title:  Backed in
Description:  DSNG 473 has a train backed into the wye as the train Im riding rolls out for Durango.
Photo Date:  9/19/2008  Upload Date: 6/28/2016 3:20:51 AM
Location:  Silverton, CO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  DSNG 473(2-8-2)
Views:  111   Comments: 0
Down in the yard
Title:  Down in the yard
Description:  2-8-2 473 smokes it up as it works in the yard prior to its first trip of the day at Durango
Photo Date:  9/19/2008  Upload Date: 8/8/2016 3:18:06 AM
Location:  Durango, CO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  DSNG 473(2-8-2)
Views:  75   Comments: 1
In the yard
Title:  In the yard
Description:  DSNG 478 sits at Silverton while 473 negotiates the wye.
Photo Date:  9/19/2008  Upload Date: 6/28/2016 3:27:18 AM
Location:  Silverton, CO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Yard,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  DSNG 478(2-8-2) DSNG 473(2-8-2)
Views:  145   Comments: 0
Pulling in
Title:  Pulling in
Description:  One of the 2-8-2s rolls into the station area, ready to pick up passengers and head for Silverton
Photo Date:  9/19/2008  Upload Date: 8/8/2016 3:20:10 AM
Location:  Durango, CO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  DSNG 481(2-8-2)
Views:  84   Comments: 1
Big smoke
Title:  Big smoke
Description:  DSNG 481 makes a smoky entry to the station area.
Photo Date:  9/19/2008  Upload Date: 8/8/2016 3:22:03 AM
Location:  Durango, CO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  DSNG 481(2-8-2)
Views:  85   Comments: 1
Going south
Title:  Going south
Description:  DSNG 481 pulls my train south through the rocks of Colorado as we make our way to Durango.
Photo Date:  9/19/2008  Upload Date: 6/28/2016 3:30:30 AM
Location:  Silverton, CO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  DSNG 481(2-8-2)
Views:  72   Comments: 0
Portrait of the author as an old guy on an old engine
Title:  Portrait of the author as an old guy on an old engine
Description:  My wife took this shot of me on 481 at Durango after our arrival there.
Photo Date:  9/19/2008  Upload Date: 6/28/2016 3:36:10 AM
Location:  Durango, CO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  DSNG 481(2-8-2)
Views:  119   Comments: 0
Early in the morning
Title:  Early in the morning
Description:  DSNG 481 sits ready to take its morning ride to Silverton.
Photo Date:  9/19/2008  Upload Date: 8/15/2016 4:26:14 AM
Location:  Durango, CO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  DSNG 481(2-8-2)
Views:  86   Comments: 0
Ready to go
Title:  Ready to go
Description:  Our train is ready on the north leg of the wye.
Photo Date:  9/19/2008  Upload Date: 6/28/2016 3:38:12 AM
Location:  Silverton, CO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  DSNG 481(2-8-2)
Views:  91   Comments: 0
Looks almost like a Reading station
Title:  Looks almost like a Reading station
Description:  The colors on the DSNG station at Silverton are reminiscent of the Reading RR back east.
Photo Date:  9/19/2008  Upload Date: 6/28/2016 3:40:10 AM
Location:  Silverton, CO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  76   Comments: 0
Dark side view
Title:  Dark side view
Description:  A view from the coaches of the dark side of the train, showing the river and the rocks that form the canyon. I think we had stopped here to pick up some hikers.
Photo Date:  9/19/2008  Upload Date: 6/28/2016 3:52:47 AM
Location:  Silverton, CO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  DSNG 481(2-8-2)
Views:  85   Comments: 0
Along the river
Title:  Along the river
Description:  The DSNG runs on a former Rio Grande narrow gauge track built along the Animas River. Some parts of it are quite rugged, with deep canyons. There are a few places where the gorge is not so deep, and the river is a lot calmer. We roll along one of them here, with a good view from the train.
Photo Date:  9/19/2008  Upload Date: 6/28/2016 3:45:55 AM
Location:  Silverton, CO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  DSNG 481(2-8-2)
Views:  88   Comments: 0
White water
Title:  White water
Description:  The Animas River rolls below us as we cross over one of the bridges on the route.
Photo Date:  9/19/2008  Upload Date: 6/28/2016 3:59:27 AM
Location:  Silverton, CO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  DSNG 481(2-8-2)
Views:  80   Comments: 0
Blowing off
Title:  Blowing off
Description:  The engine blows out the cylinders as it crosses one of the many bridges over the Animas.
Photo Date:  9/19/2008  Upload Date: 6/28/2016 3:57:47 AM
Location:  Silverton, CO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  DSNG 481(2-8-2)
Views:  87   Comments: 0


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