The 473 brings a 22-car train to Durango
This is a completely unedited video taken on June 26, 2015 of the amazing two trains hooked together and brought to Durango with our small K28 locomotive #473. The 2nd train to Silverton was pulled by the larger K36 locomotive 482 but had a sheared piston rod on the way to Silverton. Locomotive 486 which pulled the 1st train to Silverton came down to Elk Park to pull the 2nd train into Silverton. The first train pulled by the 486 left Silverton at 3:05pm, about 1 1/2 hours late. The 2nd and 3rd trains were combined and under the power of the 473, left Silverton around 3:45pm. I have to commend the crews and all the 'behind the scenes' personnel who kept this operation running smoothly. Thanks also to all the passengers who were patient and understanding as we dealt with authentic railroading.