Venting Engine 473 by Mitchell Tillison

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The brakeman opens the steam cock on Engine 473 of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in Durango, Colorado.

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  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 4 years ago

    This looks like an interesting event to witness – Is this a train that still works, if you know what I mean? Fascinating photography – amazing!! What a place!! :))

  • Hi, Vicki. Yes, the train still runs. In fact, this shot shows it being prepped for a trip. In warmer weather the train runs from Durango to Silverton, Colorado. During snowy months it makes a truncated run that nevertheless passes through beautiful mountain scenery that would be hard to experience otherwise. Fees are nominal and there is lots more to do in Durango. I encourage any and all to give it a try!

    – Mitchell Tillison

  • DawsonImages
    DawsonImagesover 4 years ago

    Great atmosphere

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 4 years ago

    Sounds like a great opportunity to spend a lot of time and to have a lot of cards to take a lot of photos!!! Thank you for sharing the above information TBH! I think this is how we get some of our best photos, aye? By going places which are not as well known and a bit off the beaten track (aussie saying – do you know that one?!) Cheers!

  • Tom Newman
    Tom Newmanover 4 years ago

    What a great shot TBH , the scene is very evocative and full of atmosphere ( steam maybe LoL ) I really like your presentation of this fine old Loco workhorse :-)

  • DavesPhoto
    DavesPhotoover 4 years ago

    working RR at it’s best nice capture of a great trip & experience in Durango. well done

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...over 4 years ago

    This is superb work !! – Colin

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezover 4 years ago

  • Morpho  Pyrrou
    Morpho Pyrrouover 4 years ago

    Very nice capture:)


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