Durango & Silverton K36 in September Sun.

On the Return from Silverton, Colorado.

D&S K36 480 vert Narrow Gauge book cover by Brian Solomon 225353

A version of this image appeared as the cover image from my 1999 book Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotives, published by MBI.

The book was a square format and so the sky was partially cropped. That’s a pity since the sky was especially textured that afternoon.

I exposed it as part of a motor-drive sequence using my Nikon N90S with 28mm lens and Fujichrome Provia 100F. The photo on the book was one or two frames earlier in the sequence.

2 comments on “Durango & Silverton K36 in September Sun.

  1. Christopher Playford on said:

    What is that metal strap between the rails which looks like it’s bolted to the ties? Purpose?

    • I’m not sure, however my best guess; it might be designed to maintain tie spacing since ties can shift as rails expand and contract as the result of changes in temperature. Anyone know?
      Brian Solomon