Posted by alco11 on November 9th, 2009 | 2 comments | 540 views
We rode from narrow gage steam train from Durango to Silverton.
The day prior to our ride, we strolled through Durango - visiting the shops and museums.
It was warm sunny day that started out very cool on this autumn morning of our train ride. But, when the sun rose high enough to warm the day, it was an enjoyable ride. The scenery was beautiful and the ride was excellent. We had lunch in Silverton and checked out this mining town before boarding the train for our return trip to Durango.
Many of the photos were taken from the moving train including all of the train photos.
RIDE THIS TRAIN
The day before the train ride we toured the town
Looking in a shop window
A sign on a store front
A lamp and sofa and chairs were visible looking through the hotel window, but also the reflection from across the street
Waiting for the train in Durango
Climbing the grade
Through the "S" curves
Running along the High Line - 100 feet up to the top of the cliff and ......
.... 400 feet straight down to the Animas River
Some of the beautiful scenery along the way - as seen from the train
Blowing off steam
Taking on water
A hunting camp
Hunters and tents
Mules and pack horses
Some of the Autumn scenery
Running through the valley
An old mine beside the right of way
Running along the Animas River
Silverton as seen from the train upon arrival
Arriving in Silverton
The Bent Elbow - we ate lunch here
Piano Player at the Bent Elbow - great entertainment
A Photography shop in Silverton
The Shady Lady Saloon
A typical shop in Silverton
As we returned back to Durango, the smoke hung in the air along the tracks
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