Snowstorm on the Durango & Silverton - 476 Flanger Extra

  • Published on Feb 26, 2019
  • During the winter months, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad runs a shorter trip to Cascade Canyon, often with one of the K-28 locomotives as power. In this video you'll see K-28 #476 pulling the Cascade Canyon Winter Train during a heavy snowstorm. The next day #476 was again headed to Cascade, this time pulling a Flanger Extra up the Animas River Valley in order to clear the line.

    This footage will be part of a full length DVD / Blu-ray video available later this year.
    February 14-15 & 20, 2019
  • Autos & VehiclesAutos & Vehicles

Comments • 63

  • Margarita Langdo
    Margarita Langdo 3 days ago

    That's it, I HAVE to go back to Colorado!

  • G Meldino
    G Meldino 11 days ago

    I wish I can get on someday. They are so memorable videos.😙😙😙

    • G Meldino
      G Meldino 11 days ago

      I mean they are so memorable trains 🤗🤗🤗

  • john crawshaw
    john crawshaw 3 months ago +1

    Absolutely BRILLIANT!

  • Tony Webb
    Tony Webb 3 months ago +1

    Great video. Loved it.

  • Юрий Муратов
    Юрий Муратов 3 months ago +1


  • New Orleans Saints fan
    New Orleans Saints fan 4 months ago +2

    Fun fact 476 is one of the 3 remaining K-28’s all owned by the D&SNGRR

  • Tony Burzio
    Tony Burzio 4 months ago +1

    I like that the engineer doesn't mumble on the whistle, sounding the signals with clarity as the rulebook requires. He even uses Long-Short and three Short correctly!

  • Prince Rahul
    Prince Rahul 5 months ago +1

    Which country is this and from where to where this train goes

  • mateen ahmed
    mateen ahmed 6 months ago +1

    Nicely shoot...

  • Dead Freight West
    Dead Freight West 7 months ago +1


  • captvictor
    captvictor 7 months ago +1

    great footage

  • Zeppelin Freak Hayes
    Zeppelin Freak Hayes 8 months ago +1

    Sounds like a PRR 3 Chime

  • Don Engel
    Don Engel 8 months ago +1

    Great video !!

  • Brian Falzon
    Brian Falzon 8 months ago +1

    476 should wear 478's whistle and 480 should wear that Lunkenheimer 3 Chime.

  • Doug Orr
    Doug Orr 8 months ago +4

    beautiful scenery, nothing like listening to that lonesome whistle cry

  • Casual Freedom Civil Rights Auditors

    Hey it’s the fire starter

  • Wiseguy1408
    Wiseguy1408 8 months ago

    11 people didn't like this - Whats not to like?

  • Bryce New
    Bryce New 8 months ago +4

    Respect(!!) on getting out and shooting in such conditions! No cosy cab ride for you! And your knowledge of where to set up led to some really nice angles and locations. Great work!!! Love the timing of 476's mournful whistle at 3:34 , the vehicles coming up to the road crossing 6:24 and snow falling off the branch at 7:43! A really terrific production all round!! Thanks for sharing this!

  • Edward Mieczkowski
    Edward Mieczkowski 8 months ago


  • Cowboy Valley & Timberline Jct. RR

    Sweet music!! Thanks!!!

  • Peter Smith
    Peter Smith 8 months ago +4

    I loved it. I wish I could take a ride.

  • jayaveeran
    jayaveeran 8 months ago +3

    Now I gotta see Durango before I kick the bucket

  • David Crook
    David Crook 8 months ago +3

    "You'll need your Snow Plough, Thomas!" Are you familiar with that story in your part of the world?!! Anyway, great video thank you!

  • DerRobMann (R.T. West)
    DerRobMann (R.T. West) 8 months ago +1

    It's been 50 years since my last snow and cold of my youth in Hamburg, New York in the snowbelt south of Buffalo along Lake Erie. Throw in this train ride and I'd happily freeze once more. Saludos, desde Colonia Centro Historico, Puebla, Mexico, DerRobMann sends...

  • parsons585
    parsons585 8 months ago +2

    Beautiful! So nostalgic!

  • dieselfury
    dieselfury 8 months ago

    I wish you guys would take up donations for a good 4k camera. I know I would donate! Especially if you guys posted a trip or two a week! That would be awesome. Maybe even a 4k VR/360 camera?

  • Andrew Hoseason
    Andrew Hoseason 8 months ago +4

    The best D&SR video I've seen. Great locations. Well shot and perfect exposure in that snowy landscape

  • Roger Dale
    Roger Dale 8 months ago +1

    Both my grandfathers had a love affair with the steam engine. Both born in the late 1800s. I must do this Durango/ Silverton someday. 2nd gen, I'm here in Colorado to this day, and likely to the end of my life.
    Perhaps in winter, when it's not inundated...

  • Frank W
    Frank W 8 months ago +2

    8:30 Gorgeous

  • Roberto Corradi
    Roberto Corradi 8 months ago +3

    Fantastic once more James . . . thank you so much . . . One day I will get there !

  • Greg Kent
    Greg Kent 8 months ago +1

    Will the DVD be all Winter footage? If so I'll buy.

    •  8 months ago +1

      I'm not 100% sure yet, but it most likely will be all winter footage.

  • Terrence Bradley
    Terrence Bradley 8 months ago +1

    Wow! Words fail me! Thanks for a great video!

  • ThePaulv12
    ThePaulv12 8 months ago +1

    There's nothing like a freshly plowed ROW.

  • Michel Plion
    Michel Plion 8 months ago +1

    Superb !

  • forrest gump
    forrest gump 8 months ago +1

    Hope those cars had heaters.

    1JUSTGOTLUCKY1 8 months ago +4

    Steam in the snow!!! what could be better than this! Great video...thank you for the post!!

  • Ginger Bread
    Ginger Bread 8 months ago +1

    That is a great video. Thank you

  • Ron Leikem
    Ron Leikem 8 months ago +1

    Beautiful Video!

  • Arie Pieters
    Arie Pieters 8 months ago +1

    Great video!!

  • Roelof Luinge
    Roelof Luinge 8 months ago +1

    Super top

  • Rooster Cogburn
    Rooster Cogburn 8 months ago +2

    We did this trip a few years ago, great scenery... Sit in the presidential car, last 2 tables (seats 11-14) for cocktails and easy in/out to outdoor platform, no obstructed view off the back...

  • Julian Walker
    Julian Walker 8 months ago +2

    Well done for braving the snow and very cold weather!

  • Steffen Rosmus
    Steffen Rosmus 8 months ago +1

    Nice Video but it isn't a snow storm when I can see the train clearly all the time 😂😁😁😁😁

  • FossilHunter51
    FossilHunter51 8 months ago +1

    Great video Thanks for sharing..... Frank 🌴

  • respighi3
    respighi3 8 months ago +3

    Delightful! Some of your vantage points are amazing. Are they all on route 550?

  • Seong-Cheol Huh
    Seong-Cheol Huh 8 months ago +1


  • daniel cobbins
    daniel cobbins 8 months ago +17

    There is something magical about a steam locomotive puffing smoke and steam into the cold winter air with snow all around. Great video!

    • Hard Rock Master
      Hard Rock Master 8 months ago +1

      As impressive as the visuals are, the sound is equally important. Never scrimp on steam train sound. Go for the best !!

  • Cher Martin
    Cher Martin 8 months ago +1

    Beautiful video! Thanks for sharing.

  • Wolfgang Pfeiler
    Wolfgang Pfeiler 8 months ago +1

    Very beautiful video.

  • jbr496
    jbr496 8 months ago +1

    What are the pieces of hardware on the roofs of the railcars? Been on the DSNG several times but this is the first time I've noticed them. Looks like some sort of antenna.

    • G Meldino
      G Meldino 11 days ago +1

      Gorgeous videos, they remind my childhood.👍👍👍

    • Big Diehl
      Big Diehl 8 months ago +1

      Pipes used for filling the water tanks I believe.

  • Entertainment Worldz
    Entertainment Worldz 8 months ago +5

    great video

  • Greg Coit
    Greg Coit 8 months ago +9

    Brilliant James, Brilliant. Thanks for sharing!!!

  • MPT 1225
    MPT 1225 8 months ago +14

    Excellent shots in the snow!

  • Yard Limit
    Yard Limit 8 months ago +4

    Brought to you in beautiful 720p!

  • Ronald Stephens
    Ronald Stephens 8 months ago +14

    What an awesome video. Enjoyed the plowing of the rails. Excellent photography. Keep this coming. Enjoyed very much. 🥀👍👏👏

  • Elna Bjelland-Hughes
    Elna Bjelland-Hughes 8 months ago +7

    Fantastic video! I love trains I’ll be watching this over and over again 😁💕