Here, then, are photos and video I took of the Durango & Silverton train ride.
|Andy Kunkle carrying his pack to the station.|
|The little details: Kerosene lamps.|
|Old cars going to ruin.|
|The car that took us in was much more comfortable than the one that picked us up.|
|Taking on water for the boilers.|
|They dump us off at Elk Creek.|
|Train prepares to leave.|
The train leaves us at the trailhead.
|After eight days we cross the footbridge to the Needleton trail head where the train will pick us up.|
We picked Bob Johnson to signal the train to stop for us. Andy and I took photos and pictures.
|When they picked us up, the conductor politely suggested to us that we might want to ride in the open air car! We had been eight days without a bath wearing pretty much the same filthy clothes. You can imagine his concern for our fellow passengers.|
|I have no doubt he could smell us across the aisle.|
|You want soap and water? We got soap and water.|
|We arrive back in Durango. The other passengers seemed somehow eager to exit the train.|
|We say goodbye to the engine.|