Durango & Silverton Narrow Guage Railway Fall Photo Weekend

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On the Million Dollar Highway between Ouray and Red Mountain Pass.
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Bringing out the engine that was to pull our train for the next two days
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Coming around a curve and heading for another one on the high line section of the run
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The photo line for the first shoot of the day at the High Bridge
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Lots of steam for the photographers.  The horizontal steam is from blowing down the boilers to clear the pipes.
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Except that the train is backing up
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Brakeman waiting for everyone to reboard the train
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Actually, this water tank is no longer in use, but it makes a good picture.  There is a new watering station a few hundred yards up the track.
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Photographers lined up at Needleton Siding
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The higher we got, the better the color was
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Photo runby at Whitehead Gulch
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Shot in Whitehead Gulch
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Somehow, they put up with all us photographers (and we are demanding bunch) and never lost their cool.
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They even brought out some ladies to dress things up, 1890 style.
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It started raining Saturday night and was still going stong come Sunday morning.  Everyone waited in the depot until boarding time, except for a few people who were more duck than human.
Mitch Baltuch