John L Mathis

Railroad Photography

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge RR Images

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DSNG re-created 472 leads the Mixed Special across the bridge north of the Cascade Wye late on Friday, August 25, 2005. The last train of the day on Sept. 21, 2005 heads off in the rain toward the misty mountains and away from Silverton. DSNGRR President's Special approaches Rockwood near Lake Shalano DSNGRR 472 near Deer Park on the Fall Photo Special, September 25, 2005. DSNGRR 473 - dressed up as DRGW for the Trains Unlimited Tours Freight Special near Lake Shalona on September 29, 2005.

 

DSNG K37 497 steams up the Animas River Valley in May 1984. DSNG 473 near Home Ranch on 9-24-2005. DSNG 486 light engine move at Hermosa, CO on April 22, 2005. DSNG 481 - Leaves the Wye at Silverton, CO on October 14, 2011. DSNG 486 eases its train back into Silverton to pick up passengers on October 15, 2011.

 

Durango & Silverton 478 - as DRGW 478 with a UK Charter leaves Durango on February 24, 2007.

DSNG 478 passes Home Ranch with the DRGW Photo freight UK charter on February 24, 2007.

DSNG 478 - recreates a DRGW freight  near Hermosa, CO with as a UK charter special on February 24, 2006.

DSNG 478 as DRGW 478 with UK Charter Photo Freight special at the ledge near Rockwood on February 24, 2006.

DSNG 482 exits the cut just beyond Rockwood on February 24, 2007.

 

DSNG 482 heads out on the High Line for the 2007 Winter Photographer's Special on February 18, 2007.

DSNG 482 at the Bitter Root mine on 2-18-2007.

DSNG 482 rounding the curve at MP 483 on February 18, 2007.

DSNG 482 at Cascade Canyon on February 18, 2007.

DSNG 482 on the High Line with the final runby for the 2007 Winter Photographer's special on February 18, 2007.

 

DSNG 481 leaves Hermosa and heads toward Rockwood with the 2006 Winter Photographer's Special on February 19, 2006.

DSNG 481 at the High Bridge with the Winter Photographer's Special on Feb. 19, 2006.

DSNG 481 approaches Tall Timbers resort on Feb. 19,2006.

DSNG 2006 Winter Photographer's Special at Dinkerman's Curve on February 19, 2006.

DSNG 481 - Side view at Tall Timbers - 2-19-2006.

 

DSNG 481 climbs out of Hermosa in fresh snow on January 20, 2006. DSNG 481 departs Rockwood on January 20, 2006. DSNG 481 drifts downhill  toward the Lake Shalona crossing on January 20, 2006. DSNG 481 eases through the last curves before Hermosa on January 21, 2006. DSNG 481 near Home Ranch on January 20, 2006.

 

DSNGRR 481 meets 472 with the Fall Photographers' Special  at Elk Park on September 25, 2005. DSNG 472 from above - another view with the Animas river - 9-25-2005. DSNGRR 472 from above at MP 478.3 on September 25, 2005 DSNGRR 472 on the Highline during the Fall Photographers' special Sunday, September 25, 2005. DSNGRR 472  with the Railfest 2005 mixed freight special on the high bridge - August 26, 2005.

 

The Railfest President's Special led by " 472 " running in the animas valley on august 27, 2005. DSNGRR 482 passes the Yard Limit sign leaving Silverton in the rain on Sept. 21 2005. DSNGRR 482 and 486 bring the 2nd train of the day along the ledge near Rockwood, CO on August 27, 2005. Rio Grande Southern's Galloping Goose #5 leaves Durango bound for Silverton on August 26, 2005. DSNG 482 backs the day's first train past the Silverton station in a cold rain on Sept. 29, 2005.

 

DSNGRR 481 approaching Rockwood with the day's second train on its return to Durango August 26, 2005. RGS Galloping Goose #5 leaving Rockwood for Silverton after getting gas on August 26, 2005. DSNGRR 481 with the first train near Silverton, CO on August 27, 2005 DSNGRR 472 with the Mixed Special on the highline on Friday, August 26, 2005 during Railfest 2005. Portrait of a Ghost - DSNGRR " 472 " at railfest 2005.

 

Durango & Silverton 481 leaves Durango with the 2nd train on August 26, 2005. DSNG 472 moves to its train for its "initial" trip. DSNG 472 emerges from Rockwood cut on August 26, 2005. DSNG 497 arrives in Silverton in July 1984. DSNG 473 with a work train at Silverton in October 1996.

 

DSNG 481 flying green flags as it crosses the Animas River near Silverton on September 24, 2005. DSNG 473 "Bumblebee" with the Railfest Mixed Special between Lake Shalona and Rockwood on August 24, 2006. Durango & Silverton 486 with the day's first train passes Lake Shalona on August 24, 2006. RGS 5 - Galloping Goose leaving Rockwood on August 24, 2006. DSNG 473 with the Railfest 2006 President's Special near the 32nd St. crossing in Durango on August 26, 2006.

 

DSNG 482 at Silverton prior to the start of the second day of the fall Photographers' special on Sunday September 24, 2006.

DSNG 482 crosses the new Animas River bridge in front of the abandoned old bridges on September 24, 2006.

DSNG 482 at the Tefft bridge on September 24, 2006.

DSNG 482 on the High Line on September 24, 2006.

DSNG 482 on the High Line on September 24, 2006.

 

D&SNG 486 running light entering Hermosa, CO April 22 2005 DSNG RR 480 passes the Silverton Station on September 25, 2006. DSNG 481 Approaching Silverton on October 21, 2006. DSNG RR 497 backs up to its train in Durango, CO in July 1984. Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge RR 478 crosses the last Animas River bridge near Silverton, CO on July 27, 2007.

 

DSNG 472 (478) AT Elk Park with the fall photographers' special on 9-25-2005. DSNG 473 approaches Lake Shalona on September 24, 2005. DSNG 7 - BIG AL - leads a doubleheader at Hermosa on October 3, 2007. DSNG 7 "Big Al" leads the 481 on the Rockwood Ledge, October 3, 2007. Durango 473 in "Bumblebee" livery backs into the Durango station on August 24, 2006.

 

DNSG 482 and 486 double head on the ledge near Rockwood, CO on August 27, 2005.