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Durango & Silverton NG Railroad
Winter Along the Animas

Victorian Iron Horses - Vol. 2
RGS 20 and the Fall Photo Trips

Victorian Iron Horses - Vol. 1
Eureka, Glenbrook, and the VIHR

Union Pacific 4014
Big Boy Back on Tour 2021

In Search of Steam - Vol. 3
The Best of 2019

In Search of Steam - Vol. 2
The Best of 2018

Snowstorm in the San Juans 2
Rotary Run on the C&TS

Snowstorm in the San Juans 1
Winter on the D&S

Union Pacific 4014 - Vol. 3
Great Race Across the Southwest

Union Pacific 4014 - Vol. 2
Great Race Across the Midwest

Union Pacific 4014 - Vol. 1
The Great Race to Ogden

In Search of Steam - Vol. 1
On the Mainline 2017

Steam at the South Rim
The Grand Canyon Railway

315 - A Decade in Steam
2017 on the Cumbres & Toltec

Norfolk & Western #611
Reborn - Volume 5

Dairyland Steam
(NKP 765 and Soo Line 1003)

Reading & Northern #425
Solo Excursions

Norfolk & Western #611
Reborn - Volume 4

Norfolk & Western #611
Reborn - Volume 3

Nickel Plate Road #765
Lima Superpower in the Lehigh Valley

Nickel Plate Road #765
Erie Lackawanna Adventure

Southern #4501
Return of a Legend

Norfolk & Western #611
Reborn - Volume 2

Norfolk & Western #611
Reborn - Volume 1

Winter on the Narrow Gauge
Flanger Special on the C&TS

Tripleheader to Cumbres Pass
Chama Steam 2014

Reading and Northern #425
Sound and Fury

Work Extra 315
#315 on the Cumbres & Toltec

Steam in the Rockies - Vol. 4
Caterpillars on the C&TS

Southern #630
Thunder in the Rathole

Winter Steam - Volume 3
Winter in the Sumpter Valley

Reading and Northern #425
Autumn Leaf Excursions

Union Pacific #844
Rare Miles & Familiar Rails

Steam in the Rockies - Vol. 3
Fall Freights on the C&TS

Nickel Plate Road #765
Berkshire in the Alleghenies

Southern #630
Steam on the Mainline

Winter Steam
Volume 2

Union Pacific #844
Pride of the Fleet

Steam in the Rockies - Vol. 2
The Cumbres & Toltec

Steam in the Rockies - Vol. 1
The Durango & Silverton

Santa Fe #3751
Steam to the South Rim

Union Pacific #844
South to the Southwest

Winter Steam
Volume 1

Reading and Northern #425
Blue Mountain Thunder Vol. 2

Reading and Northern #425
Blue Mountain Thunder Vol. 1

 
Chesapeake and Ohio #614
Track Speed


Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Winter Along the Animas


The Durango & Silverton is one of the few railroads that operate steam year round. While service to Silverton ends in late October because of avalanche danger in the upper part of the Animas Canyon, the railroad still runs a shorter excursion to Cascade Canyon from November to early May. This program looks at steam on the Durango & Silverton during the winter of 2021-2022, with all 3 of the railroad's operable K-36 locomotives featured. Because of persistent fire danger during the summer months, the D&S has been converting its steam locomotive fleet to oil firing for a few years now. With the railroad transitioning away from coal, you'll see oil fired locomotives #480 and #482 alongside coal fired locomotive #481, which is very likely the last operable coal burner on the Durango & Silverton.

Coverage begins on New Year's Eve with locomotive #480 pulling the Cascade Canyon train during a snowstorm. You'll also see a couple of clips of #482 on a surprise flanger run that day, fresh from the shop after being converted to burn oil. Next we'll look at one of the short Polar Express trips later that evening, followed by the first 2 runs to Cascade in the New Year with #480. After #482 was back in service, #480 was taken down for maintenance and for the rest of the winter #481 split time with #482. The next segment focuses on #482 with coverage of 2 trips to Cascade in February. Finally, the program concludes with an in-depth look at #481, which was the star of the 2-day Winter Photographer's Special at end of February. After an extended dry period, the Animas Canyon got some much-needed snow before the photo special and you'll see #481 working hard with a mixed train amidst the majestic snow-capped San Juan Mountains.

Filmed entirely in HD, this program features spectacular winter action on the iconic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. With plenty of new locations, it's an entirely different look at a familiar railroad, set against the backdrop of winter along the Animas River. This program has minimal narration (with the option to turn it on or off) and no distracting music. It's available on standard definition widescreen DVD, High Definition Blu-ray disc, and (coming soon) for rental or purchase through Vimeo's On Demand streaming service.

Running Time: 1 hour 52 minutes

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Snowstorm in the San Juans - Volume 2

Rotary Run on the Cumbres & Toltec


During the winter of 2020 the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad operated steam-powered Rotary OY for the first time in 23 years in order to clear the line from Chama, NM to the summit of 10,015-foot Cumbres Pass. This extraordinary demonstration was the first event in a planned yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Cumbres & Toltec, with photographers from all over the world traveling to Chama in late February to see the rotary in action. While the Rio Grande kept Cumbres open year round into the 1960s, winter runs on the Cumbres & Toltec are incredibly rare because the railroad only operates regular trains from late-May to mid-October.

This program covers the 2-day rotary event with footage from the air, onboard the rotary and trailing locomotives, plus plenty of trackside views. Two K-36 mikado-type locomotives (#487 and #484) were used to push the rotary plow up the steep 4% grade to Cumbres. On the first day the rotary plowed from Chama to the Colorado state line. Deeper snow was encountered on the second day as the railroad was opened the rest of the way to Cumbres Pass. In addition to comprehensive coverage from all the organized photo locations, this program features footage of the sunrise departure on day two, plus a number of backcountry shots of the rotary plowing snow far from the photo lines.

Filmed entirely in HD, this program offers a fascinating glimpse at snow fighting on the Rio Grande narrow gauge. With hard-working steam locomotives, beautiful scenery, and the incredible historical ambiance of the Cumbres & Toltec, this video is sure to appeal to any steam fan. This program has minimal narration (with the option to turn it on or off) and no distracting music. It's available on standard definition widescreen DVD, High Definition Blu-ray disc, and for rental or purchase through Vimeo's On Demand streaming service.

Running Time: 1 hour 26 minutes

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Snowstorm in the San Juans - Volume 1

Winter on the Durango & Silverton


This 2-disc set offers a rare look at winter operations on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. One of the few railroads that runs steam year round, the D&S operates a shorter trip to Cascade Canyon in the winter as snow slides frequently block the tracks closer to Silverton. The winter of 2019 saw near record snowfall in Durango during the month of February, and the railroad had to run a number of flanger trains to keep the line open to Cascade. This program takes a look at three of those flanger runs, the regular trains to Cascade, and the Winter Photographer's weekend.

Coverage begins with a look at the Cascade Canyon train during the first major snowstorm of the season in December of 2018. You'll see K-36 #481 pulling a 12-car train to Cascade on Dec. 28th amid blizzard conditions. The next morning was cold and clear with plenty of fresh snow on the ground, and #481 again pulled 12 cars to Cascade. We'll then jump ahead to mid-February and the Winter Photographer's weekend. You'll see K-28 #476 on the regular train to Cascade amidst heavy snow on February 14, 2019. The next morning #476 headed to Cascade pulling Flanger OF, in order to clear the line ahead of the regular train with K-36 #480. Disc 1 concludes with a look at visiting Southern Pacific 4-6-0 #18 pulling a special excursion on February 16th.

Disc 2 starts with a ride on the annual Winter Photographer's Special on February 17th, which featured #476 on a mixed train to Cascade. February 18th saw #476 on another flanger run ahead of both SP #18 and Rio Grande Southern Galloping Goose #5. You'll see #476 pull the flanger to Rockwood, SP #18 climb Hermosa Hill, and all 3 trains on the famed High Line during a snowstorm - a rare event that will likely never be repeated. We'll then chronicle one more flanger run on February 20th. Service to Silverton resumed in May, and Disc 2 concludes with a look at a few of those early trips as plenty of snow still lingered in upper reaches of the Animas Canyon.

Filmed entirely in HD, this in-depth program shows the Durango & Silverton as few have ever seen it. With lots of unique viewing locations, this 2 disc set features spectacular steam action amidst heavy snow, frigid temperatures, and the incredible scenery the D&S is famous for. This program has minimal narration (with the option to turn it on or off) and no distracting music. It's available on standard definition widescreen DVD, High Definition Blu-ray disc, and for rental or purchase through Vimeo's On Demand streaming service.

Running Time: 2 hour 23 minutes

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