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IMG_1895 (Early morning activity in front of the Engine House)
IMG_1896 (D&RGW C-18 #315 with her cylinders cocks open, makes her first move of the day.)
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_DSC7650 (The hidden fireman, with shovel in hand, stokes the fire box.)
_DSC7660_edited-1 (A composition in black & white.)
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_DSC7667 (Rails come in handy when you can't see the road.)
_DSC7671 (Conductor Allen climbs aboard as #315 leaves Chama.)
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_DSC7686 (With Juke's Tree towering in the background, Extra 315 east starts her day under darkening skies.)
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_DSC7693 (With more than she can handle, #315 struggles thru the Narrows)
_DSC7699 (The sound of a hammer can be heard over the exhaust as the volunteers knock down large chunks of coal for a hungry #315)
_DSC7703 ("Happy Campers" in a crowded caboose)
_DSC7708 (Taxed beyond her limit, #315 sets out a box car at Weed City.  This will lead to additional moves for tomorrows activities.)
_DSC7709 (Conductor Allen readies the switch)
_DSC7711 (The excess box is stashed away next to the main line with only the roof walk and brake wheel showing)
_DSC7719 (Let's try this again!)
_DSC7722 (Black and White imaging adds to the feeling of yesteryear.)
_DSC7727 (With more coal being stoked, steam pressure is up, the safety valves lift.  With lots of rain this year, everything is green.)
_DSC7734 (More than a little interest is evident as Highway 17  gets crowded)
_DSC7735 (More than a little interest is evident as Highway 17 gets crowded)
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_DSC7741 (Reflection of the open firebox)
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_DSC7756 (Climbing into the clouds pass Otto Perry Pond just below Coxo Crossing)
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_DSC7771 (This C-18 deserves a drink of water)
_DSC7773 (Engine #315 as assembled the cars from last night and today's freight cars.  Conductor Alan is about to climb aboard, while Conductor Ed chats with two photographers.)
_DSC7774 (Eastbound Train #216 pulls in to Cumbres Pass)
_DSC7776 (The Varnish heads out first, ahead of the Special)
_DSC7781 (What a pretty sight! 
Heading into Tanglefoot Curve)
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_DSC7785 (Storm clouds are gathering on the western horizon as the Special rounds Tanglefoot Curve)
_DSC7787 (Who are the lucky ones?  Whose riding or those watching?  I think the answer is both!)
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_DSC7806 (Ducks creating wakes on a mountain pond.)
_DSC7807 (Hundreds of thousands of dead pine cover the hills due to the Bark Beetle infestation a few years ago.)
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_DSC7814 (Thanks to new friends Bill Lund and Bill White (as some of you know, I drive a Miata), I made it to Osier.  I have never seen Osier so busy.  Engine #19 arrived with Pile Driver OB from Antonito, Geese #5 and #7 from Antonito, Special freight /#315, and regular trains #215 and #216.)
_DSC7817 (Thanks to new friends Bill Lund and Bill White (as some of you know, I drive a Miata), I made it to Osier.  I have never seen Osier so busy.  Engine #19 arrived with Pile Driver OB from Antonito, Geese #5 and #7, Special freight w/#315, and regular trains #215 and #216.)
_DSC7819 (Special freight #315 is on the balloon Track.)
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_DSC7827 (The automobile ride was long, and very rough the last 2 miles, thanks to Conductor Ray I was able to secure a seat back to Cumbres Pass on Train #215 where I had left my Miata.)
_DSC7830 (Eastbound Train #216 is still at the station.)
_DSC7833 (Engine #19 with OB and caboose has moved behind east bound #216 in order for Extra 315 to head west.  Notice the smoke encroaching smoke)
_DSC7837 (Our westbound train was putting out a lot of smoke and I was lucky to get any clear photos as we departed.)
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_DSC7840 (Cascade Trestle)
_DSC7843 (It's called a bus-mans holiday for these two.  Chad Burns and Justin Davis work for the Durango & Silverton Railroad.)
_DSC7847 (Passing Los Pinos Tank)
_DSC7852 (A couple of hundred feet higher, and looking back from where we came.)
_DSC7856 (Conductor Ray talking with the guys.)
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_DSC7864 (Having secured my Miata, I found #315 passing the Geese near Los Pinos Tank)
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_DSC7879 (#315 and  Goose #5)
_DSC7880 (#315 with Goose #7)
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_DSC7892 (Approaching Apache Crossing)
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_DSC7897 (There will be some sunburned faces tonight.  But, most willing to do it again tomorrow.)
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_DSC7950 (Special #315 is wye'd to face east ..........)
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_DSC7954 (.........then left on the main line)
_DSC7957 (The Geese arrive)
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_DSC7960 (With the freight occupying the main, #315 runs on the wye, getting ready for the photo shoot that night.)
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_DSC7964 (Mean while, back in Chama, Engine #463 is ready to pull out, heading for Cumbres Pass, with the Dinner Train.

THAT'S ALL FOR TODAY!)

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