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Train Tuesday

The is the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) which runs between Durango and Silverton in Colorado. It was once part of the huge Denver & Rio Grande Railroad which had over 2700 miles of track at its peak. The D&SNG is 45 miles long and generally follows the Animas river between the two cities.

 

I've had three trips on the railroad now and have see it in sun, snow (as here) and heavy rain. The best way to travel on the railroad is in the back car, either the Cinco Animas or the Nomad, the latter having carried  President William Howard Taft and Ulysses S. Grant at different times. The car has a big balcony, comfy seating inside, its own loo and a small galley and bar. To stand on the rear balcony sipping a hot chocolate watching the glorious scenery rolling past and listening the wonderful noises from the loco is a fabulous experience. 

Train Tuesday

The is the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) which runs between Durango and Silverton in Colorado. It was once part of the huge Denver & Rio Grande Railroad which had over 2700 miles of track at its peak. The D&SNG is 45 miles long and generally follows the Animas river between the two cities.

 

I've had three trips on the railroad now and have see it in sun, snow (as here) and heavy rain. The best way to travel on the railroad is in the back car, either the Cinco Animas or the Nomad, the latter having carried  President William Howard Taft and Ulysses S. Grant at different times. The car has a big balcony, comfy seating inside, its own loo and a small galley and bar. To stand on the rear balcony sipping a hot chocolate watching the glorious scenery rolling past and listening the wonderful noises from the loco is a fabulous experience. 

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Mar 2017, 00:18
Brilliant!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Mar 2017, 00:26
Absolutely stunning!!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 21 Mar 2017, 02:02
Jolie composition.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Mar 2017, 06:37
Railroad heaven.

Compare this to your Scumsville-Birmingham experience..
Alan: Thee is no comparison, of course. I have to say though, my train experience to Birmingham was not as bad as I was expecting, although I did not like having to listen to other people's music. The train home was on time to the minute.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Mar 2017, 07:02
I can well imagine your fabulous railway journey - and what a grandious view!
Wonderful picture Alan. Your description makes me jealous apart from the hot chocolate, which I can't abidegrin
Alan: Don't like hot chocolate? What is wrong with you? smile
A delightful looking train in fabulous scenery. Good snap Alan.
This is quite a view.
outstanding image, Alan. i like both, the natural and the man made elements in this image.
Fantastic shot Alan, surely one of the best train rides, certainly in the USA at least.
Alan: It is a favourite now. My first ride, though, I was not keen. The attitude of the staff at the time was "stay in your seat, don't move, don't lean out for the window" which as so different to the attitude on the Cumbres & Toltec that I had ridden the day before. I since leant that going first class is a very different experience smile
Even for someone who's not enamored by trains - this is a fantastic shot!!
Alan: "..not enamoured by trains.."? Did Frank know this before asking for hand in marriage? had he known, there may have been a very different outcome smile smile

What do you think of Kodachrome Basin? I recall a shot I took of my car thermometer; 115 deg. That's really hot for us Brits/
Great photo, Alan--lots of snowy texture. Did you know they had to reinforce railway cars that carried President Taft? smile

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