Roundhouse Night


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The day, the long day, was finally done. The steam engines had been plying the rails for the day, running between Durango and Silverton, Colorado. The narrow gauge railway was cleverly built in the mountains of the San Juans, but it was still a difficult journey up the mountain, through the passes and along the sides of the mountains, solid rock on one side and sheer drop offs on the other. Still, these engines were built for this task, and they performed it admirably. They’ve been running this route for over a one hundred years.

At the end of the day the engines come back to Durango, and sometimes head into the roundhouse for routine service. Not all of the engines are always in the roundhouse at the same time, but this particular night has three of them side by side. Wisps of steam still curl though the air, lending a slightly smoky and misty feel to the scene. Even with the engines off they still extrude power and majesty.

Even more remarkable is that this scene looks exactly the same as it did when they first came into service, making this photograph and journey back in time. The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad is committed to keeping the past with us today, and Roundhouse Night celebrates one of those magnificent moments.

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