13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Morning Steam Up

A railroad first carved out of the southwestern mountains of the Animas Valley at the turn of the Century, has become America's favorite passenger railroad. Repurposed to bring tourists to scenic Silverton, and that regional forests that surround the river, the Durango Silverton never disappoints, as Engine #481 steams up for its morning run.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Durango, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: DSC-RX100M2
Copyright: © John Cushman