Here’s one of my favorite photos from a private photo charter on the Durango & Silverton back in February 2011. 478 pulls a mixed train along the Animas River at a location called Tank Creek. In the background just before the tracks curve out of the frame, you can see the water tank that gives this location its name.
Sunrise at Hangman’s Trestle on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad. Legend has it that a locomotive was commandeered from the Antonito Colorado Yard and used to transport a Mr. Ferguson to the trestle, the first suitable structure from which he could be hanged for an unknown capital crime. Nobody knows if that really happened or not, but what we do know is that the trestle makes a great location to photograph a locomotive at sunrise. Next month I’ll be visiting the Cumbres and Toltec again, but will be attending a charter that focuses on the west end of the line, closer to Chama, New Mexico.
Note: Due to technical difficulties user error this posted late.
Since we’re in the middle of a heatwave here in the mid-atlantic region, I thought I’d share one from winter’s past. This one was taken on a private photo charter on the Durango & Silverton back in February 2011. Enjoy and try to stay cool out there!