Climbing towards Rockwood. Highway 550 overpass north of Durango, Colorado
Waiting for the train, Silverton, Colorado
Second Train Arriving, Silverton, Colorado
A small home Silverton, ColoradoI never realized how difficult it was to meter on black steam locomotives. I was continuously over exposing my shots.
The pictures above were taken in the Durango, Colorado and Silverton Colorado. The day would be spent traversing what I call the San Juan Mountains narrow gauge circle. I followed the Silverton Branch of the old Denver and Rio Grande (now known as the Durango & Silverton) from Durango to Silverton and the would cross over the Red Mountain Pass to Ouray, Colorado to follow the path of the Rio Grande Southern from Ouray through Montrose, Telluride, Ophir, Dolores and Mancos back to Durango. Due to heavy road construction the trip was not an easy one and took me much longer than expected.