Steam and Snow In The Rockies

Steam and Snow In The Rockies | Train Fanatics Videos

Check out the amazing scenery as you put yourself back in time!

This clip is a truly amazing journey through the Rocky Mountains in winter. You can just picture the old west and what it must have been like to travel by train.

Set against the backdrop of the rugged snow covered mountains, her black and grey smoke billows out of her stack as she traverses the canyons and creeks all covered with snow.

A truly stunning experience!

The Silverton and Durango Railroad runs this special winter train so that you can see the wonder and beauty of nature. The Silverton and Durango Railroad was initially built to service the boom town mining operations in the area back in the 1800’€™s.

Notice the front of the locomotive has a snow plow where the cow catcher would normally be!

The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum puts on quite a show in Colorado.Built between 1881 and 1882, The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is the oldest continuously operating steam engine line in the United States!

Located in the San Juan Mountains, it became quickly apparent the true value of the line became its scenic beauty. She is a true narrow gauge railroad with her track gauge at 3 feet.

Quick Facts

  • Rail Line: Durango and Silverton Railroad
  • Train Name: Rio Grande Class K-28
  • Power type: 2-8-2 locomotive
  • Builder: American Locomotive Company
  • Train type: Excursion
  • Engine Weight : 223,550 Lbs
  • Year Built: 1924

Tip: Watch on full screen mode!

If you’ve ever taken a ride on the Durango and Silverton or a train like this let us know in the comments below! Would love to hear your experience on this classic piece of history!

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