All of these narrow gauge photos were taken by fellow Nottawasaga Model Railway Club member, Bill Payne, during a vacation trip in the late summer of 2012 he and his wife took to explore the legendary railroad locations in Colorado and New Mexico.
The narrow gauge photos were taken on the Durango & Silverton railroad and at Chama, New Mexico, Strasburg, the Georgetown Loop, Silverton and Durango.
Bill also spent time at the Colorado Railway Museum in Golden and took some photos around the shops in Strasburg. He lent me his photo album so I could build this page of narrow gauge photos.
For modelers, these narrow gauge photos may help capture the feel of the mountain scenery or show you some details of engines and cars to assist you in your modeling efforts. For railfans who have been to the area or wish they could visit, Bill's photos will certainly give you a good feeling.
Click on the thumbnails of the narrow gauge photos that catch your eye for a larger view.
|Georgetown||Old Georgetown station||Durango station sign|
|Durango station||Durango coach||Silverton Engine 486|
|Engine 486 running gear||Boxcar 3134 with train||Stopped train|
|Track with fill hugging cliff wall||Excursion on s-curve beside cliff||View from coach of train on curve|
|Looking down into chasm||River below cliff||Train hugging cliff side|
|Train close to edge of bridge. Scary!||View of river from bridge||Passing old freight cars|
|Cars on siding||Old flat car||Taking on water for the boiler|
|Closeup of water tank||Water spout||Lodge "in the middle of nowhere"|
|town||town with aspen covered mountain||The Legion Hall|
|Hotel||Silverton City Hall||Main street stores|
|Bill Payne by locomotive||MOW crane||Ballast cars|
|Mountain scenery||Aspens in early fall foliage||Tank car|
|Locomotive wheels||Closeup of locomotive trucks||Durango & Silverton coach|
|Durango & Silverton engine 486||486 on turntable||Sign about structures on premises|
|Cumbres & Toltec tender 482||tender||round water tank|
|Scrapped flat car||Scrapped flanger||Wheel car|
|Flanger plow||Fuel rack (Chama?)||Wedge plow|
|Yard trackage||Coaling tower||Rio Grande engine 492 scrapped|
|Side view of engine 486||Closeup of pistons and drivers||Cumbres & Toltec loco near engine house|
|Head on view of engine 488||Scrapped D&RGW reefer||Denver & Rio Grande Western caboose 0503|
|D&RGW caboose 0579||yard area||Engine house|
|Tender 488||Rotary snow plow||Scrapped snow plow as office|
|closeup of rerailer||OMR rotary snow plow||Sign at Chama, New Mexico|
|Locomotive sign||Cripple Creek locomotive||Station turned into museum|
|Cripple Creek water tank||Cripple Creek locomotive #2||Side view of engine #2|
|Strasburg station||Front view of station||Observation car Rico|
|Coach on siding||Interior of coach||Short wooden boxcar|
|Rio Grande caboose 578||D&RGW flanger||Sign on flanger|
|Closeup of flanger pistons||Sign on locomotive 491||Side view of #491|
|Angle view of engine 491||Front of engine 491||Coors reefer|
|0-4-0 tank engine||Colorado Southern rotary snowplow||restoring locomotive|
|Machinery inside repair shop||Colorado Museum sign||D&RGW loco 346|
|Locomotives at turntable||A Galloping Goose||Diesel switcher 130|
|Turntable bridge tracks||Turntable locking mechanism||"Armstrong" lever (hand-operated turntable)|
|Argentine Central shay locomotive||Closeup of shay gearing||Engine 14's pilot|
|Closeup of shay pistons||Cab of shay||Tender section of shay|
|Georgetown Loop sign||Engine running gear||Closeup of side rods|
|A scrapped coach||Cars on steel trestle||The Colorado Museum model railroad|
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