I love this 1950's shot of K-36 #482. Check out the clothing and vehicle in this view of the Monarch branch in Colorado.
This scene at Rockwood shows the Silver Vista bringing up the rear of the Silverton train. Note that the coaches are still sporting their Pullman Green paint scheme in this shot taken in the 1950's.
#473 in Silverton with a mixed train sporting both Pullman green and the new Rio Grande gold.
K-36 #484 with rods up and ready to roll.
Great roundhouse view from July in the 1950's.
K-37 #491 at Alamosa in the 1950's.
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In this 1950's view, K-36 #486 serves as a backdrop for a young lady to have her picture taken in the Durango yard.
1950's atmosphere of the Durango yards is captured in this shot by Gordon Chambers.
K-28 #473 looks like it could use a fresh coat of paint. You can see the brass rings, now black, left over from its special Silverton gold paint scheme
In this 1950's view of Durango, the Silverton is a mix of Rio Grande Gold and Pullman Green. Note the paint scheme on the Durango depot compared to today's scheme.
This shot shows the interior of coach 300, complete with reversible seats and gas lamps.
Lubricating the valve gear on K-37 #499 on Marshall Pass.
K-36 #482 alongside the Durango roundhouse in the 1950's
Amusing sign on a cold day at the Tacoma shelter along the Silverton line. Over the years the population varied, at one point it was down to just 9. This shot is from the 1950's.
Great shot of K-37 #499 under steam in Durango in the 1950's.
This June 1950 photo shows D&RGW #315 shortly after it was put on display in Durango following a backdating by the Rio Grande shops.
This June of 1950 shot taken in Durango still shows the Ticket to Tomahawk (filmed on October of 1949) paint scheme applied.
This July 1950 shot shows #473 in its month old special Rio Grande Gold paint scheme, recreated later by the D&SNG.
I love this shot of #473 as it cruises along the Animas River in its special paint scheme, July 1950.
K-28 #473 heads up a mixed train out of Silverton with the Silver Vista bringing up the rear of the train. July 1950.
C-19 #345 switches in Durango in this view on July 16, 1950.
Coach 319 and freshly painted parlor car Durango repose in this view at Antonito, Colorado from August 25th, 1950
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It is October 4, 1950 and Jack Pfeifer has captured K-28 #473 still in its Rio Grande gold paint scheme, complete with fake box headlight.
K-37's 497 and 484 have full loads of coal in this 1951 view as they doublehead past the cattle pens.
K-28 #476 does not yet have its fake balloon stack in this view from June of 1951.
A beautiful shot of K-27 #453 in the yards of Durango adjacent to the car shop in June of 1951. Note the doghouse on the tender and the footboards to aid in switching duties.
K-28 #473 still sports the "Bumble Bee" paint scheme in June of 1951 as shown here in Durango.
K-28 #473 in its Bumble Bee yellow scheme contrasts with the Pullman Green passenger cars as the Silverton traverses the high line in June of 1951.
D&RGW C-16 #268 is shown here resplendent in its unique Rio Grande gold paint scheme in a view taken in May of 1952 in Salida, Colorado.
Classic 1950's highline view with the Silverton train in a mixed color scheme of Pullman green and Rio Grande gold.
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It is July of 1952 and K-36 #482 rests in the Salida yards. Note the many yard details in this vintage view.
Early 50's view of #473 with it's Rio Grande gold paint scheme looking a bit long in the tooth.
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It is August of 1952 and C-16 #268 looks sharp in its special silver and gold paint scheme at Gunnison. Today, #268 survives and has been painted in a similar scheme protected from the elements by a shelter.
This shot shows D&RGW C-16 #278 as originally displayed in Montrose in 1953. Soon after this shot a caboose was added to the display.
D&RGW #315 rests beside the Chamber of Commerce in Durango in 1954.
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It is May of 1954 and this shot of #487 at Antonito captures the mixed nature of passenger travel at the time with refrigerator car, caboose, combine, and passenger coaches in multiple paint schemes.
This Silverton view shows K-28 #476 renumbered as #7 for a movie role in "Run for Cover"starring James Cagney.
This highline shot shows the movie paint scheme applied to #476 for the movie "Run for Cover". Note the Silverton is still a mixed train at this point.
Another shot along the highline past Rockwood as the train with #476 in its movie liverie is paused for photos.
Last run of C-16 #268 under steam as it passes through Almont, CO in 1955. Photo by Robert LeMassena.
May 28, 1955 Chama NM, Baggage #126.
May 28, 1955 Chama, NM narrow window coach #319.
May 29, 1955 Silverton, CO business car B-7, resplendent in Pullman Green paint.
May 29, 1955 Silverton, CO.
#476 shown with three (!) cabooses in tow on the Animas Bridge near Tacoma, Colorado on May 29, 1955.
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K-28 #476 with the Silverton in the train's namesake town in this fine shot from June 12, 1955.
Check out the Detroit iron on display next to the Durango depot in the 1950's.
1950's iconic view of the highline on the Silverton.