|Leaving Silverton we see some rolling stock
parked on a siding.
|As we coast back down the 45 miles to
Durango, you can see the steam engines don't work too hard, at least
when going downhill!
Along this canyon every few years there is a flood, wiping out the tracks. Sometimes you can see the twisted rails in the river bottom. Much of the Silverton end of the route is not accessible by road.
|More river. The vest Dad is wearing
was made by my wife Leslee. It has trains from around the world
on it. I think if we'd had a stack of them in Silverton we could
have sold them for enough to pay for the whole trip!
|It wasn't all easy coasting going
back. We got to breathe a lot of coal smoke on the way up, and a
bit more on the return trip.
Another shot of the rocks, and a friendly track worker and his Speeder!
|Home at last, in the Durango KOA!
With a pretty sunset to finish the day correctly.
Actually, a few martinis would have been better...this is where the air mattress went flat...
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