Monday, August 22, 2011

Taking Water: The Durango & Silverton Narrow Guage Railway

The Durango & Silverton Railroad is a preserved narrow-guage railway in the San Juan Rockies. Much of the line's early life was spent serving the mines and their communities. These days the 80year old narrow guague engines pull huge trains of tourists up the almost 3000feet of ascent, providing 45 miles of wonderfully smelly and noisy industrial pyrotechnics - set in stunning scenery. These engines are remarkably big for the little track the perch on, but they also get thirsty - these photos are of a couple of water stops for the engines on the Northwood uphill climb.

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