I rode the Durango to Silverton narrow gauge train "photo" tour October of 2022. I rode the Cumbres-Toltec narrow gauge in October of 2023. The trains stopped several time for us photographers to take photos. It was strenuous but fun. We had to set up fast on each stop.  Here are images of the ol' 476 (Durango) & the 463 (Cumbres) powering down the lines!   Please click the YouTube icon at the bottom of this page to watch You Tube videos of the Durango adventure.

Part of the Cumbres-Toltec crew....briefly posing.

Barreling straight ahead!

Cinders were flying from this impressive beast.  

Here's the Denver-Rio Grande engine 463 chugging down the line at morning's first light.  I boarded the train in Antonito, CO.

Durango-Silverton postcard!

The train had briefly stopped on a bridge overlooking the Animas River.  I hustled back to an open view railroad car and shot this moments before the train plowed ahead.  I count myself as in the right place at the right time.

The first early morning photo opp for the Cumbres-Toltec train.  Chilly temperatures gradually warmed up on this October 2023 adventure!

The 476 pulling into Silverton as she completes the first half of our adventure!

Durango-Silverton narrow gauge blowin' side-steam!

Not to be outdone, the Cumbres-Toltec lets off its steam!

Durango blowing by us who were perched above the train for this shot.

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