Durango & Silverton Dramatic Canyon Run

Durango & Silverton Dramatic Canyon Run | Train Fanatics Videos

Durango & Silverton’s #476 and #473 steam through breath taking scenery!

The Durango and Silverton Railroad has 3 K-28 Class 2-8-2 Mikado type locomotives. Although less powerful than their K-36 cousins, these smaller locomotives were preferred by engineers because of their design and balance.

Some quick facts about the ALCO K-28’s

  • Builder: American Locomotive Company
  • Locomotive type: Passenger oriented built for the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
  • Build date: 1923 -1924
  • Wheel configuration 2-8-2
  • Locomotive weight: 140,000 pounds
  • fuel: coal
  • Tractive effort: 27,540lbf

Let us know if you have had the chance to take this scenic excursion on the Durango & Silverton Railroad! We would love to hear about your experience!

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