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Steam locomotives in the roundhouse of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

Steam locomotives in the roundhouse of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

No. 4 St. J.V.R.R. (later part of I.C.R.R.) at Burnside, Ill

Steam locomotive number 4 of the Illinois Central Railroad Company

Freight train /

J.J. [James Jerome] Hill's first engine, the Wm. Crooks, 1868-1908

Stourbridge Lion

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

Steam locomotive in the trainyard of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, crosses an alpine bridge in San Juan County, Colorado

Stagecoach, team, and driver in Silverton, high in Colorado's San Juan Mountains. The old silver-mining town has reinvented itself as an Old West tourist destination, thanks in part to the daily arrival of tourists aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Steam locomotive and coal tender in on a roundhouse turntable in the trainyard of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

Steam locomotive and coal tender in on a roundhouse turntable in the trainyard of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, chugs through a trestle in the San Juan Mountains in the Colorado county of the same name

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, chugs through a trestle in the San Juan Mountains in the Colorado county of the same name

Steam locomotive and tender of a Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train at its northern terminus in Silverton, high in Colorado's San Juan Mountains

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

Steam locomotives in the roundhouse of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, crosses an alpine bridge in San Juan County, Colorado

Steam locomotive in the trainyard of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, chugs through the San Juan Mountains in the Colorado county of the same name

Steam locomotive and tender of a Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train at its northern terminus in Silverton, high in Colorado's San Juan Mountains

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

Steam locomotives in the roundhouse of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

Steam locomotive and coal tender in on a roundhouse turntable in the trainyard of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, chugs through a trestle in the San Juan Mountains in the Colorado county of the same name

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

Steam locomotive and coal tender in on a roundhouse turntable in the trainyard of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

Steam locomotives in the roundhouse of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colordo

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

Steam locomotives in the roundhouse of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

Steam locomotive and tender of a Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train at its northern terminus in Silverton, high in Colorado's San Juan Mountains

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, chugs through a trestle in the San Juan Mountains in the Colorado county of the same name

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, chugs through the San Juan Mountains in the Colorado county of the same name

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, crosses an alpine bridge in San Juan County, Colorado

Stagecoach, team, and driver in Silverton, high in Colorado's San Juan Mountains. The old silver-mining town has reinvented itself as an Old West tourist destination, thanks in part to the daily arrival of tourists aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, chugs through a trestle in the San Juan Mountains in the Colorado county of the same name

Steam locomotive and coal tender in on a roundhouse turntable in the trainyard of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

No. 5633, one of five retired Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 4-8-4 steam locomotives preserved in U.S. parks and museums. This one, built in 1940, is a feature of Railroad Park in Douglas, Wyoming

Steam locomotive and tender of a Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train at its northern terminus in Silverton, high in Colorado's San Juan Mountains

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

Steam locomotive and coal tender in on a roundhouse turntable in the trainyard of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

Steam locomotive and coal tender in on a roundhouse turntable in the trainyard of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, chugs through a trestle in the San Juan Mountains in the Colorado county of the same name

Steam locomotive and coal tender in on a roundhouse turntable in the trainyard of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, crosses an alpine bridge in San Juan County, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

Black-and-white image of a steam locomotive and tender on a turntable at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

Steam locomotive and coal tender in on a roundhouse turntable in the trainyard of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, chugs through the San Juan Mountains in the Colorado county of the same name

Steam locomotive in the trainyard of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, crosses an alpine bridge in San Juan County, Colorado

Steam locomotive and coal tender in on a roundhouse turntable in the trainyard of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, crosses an alpine bridge in San Juan County, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, chugs through a trestle in the San Juan Mountains in the Colorado county of the same name

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, chugs through a trestle in the San Juan Mountains in the Colorado county of the same name

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

Black-and-white image of steam locomotives in the roundhouse of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, crosses an alpine bridge in San Juan County, Colorado

Steam locomotive in the trainyard of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, crosses an alpine bridge in San Juan County, Colorado

Black-and-white image of a steam locomotive and tender on a turntable at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, rounds a high San Juan Mountains precipice in Las Animas County, Colorado

Steam locomotive and coal tender in on a roundhouse turntable in the trainyard of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Scenic Railroad train, pulled by a vintage steam locomotive, chugs through the San Juan Mountains in the Colorado county of the same name

One of 13 steam locomotives at the Mid-Continent Railway Museum, an outdoor, "living museum" and operating railroad that has (as of 2016) operated since 1963 in North Freedom, Wisconsin

Locomotive of the Georgetown Loop Railway, a scenic steam train that runs from the onetime mining camp of Georgetown, Colorado, to another old mining town, Silver Plume, just 2.5 miles away

The steam locomotive of the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, a heritage railroad that operates excursions out of Boone, Iowa, awaits its run

One of 13 steam locomotives at the Mid-Continent Railway Museum, an outdoor, "living museum" and operating railroad that has (as of 2016) operated since 1963 in North Freedom, Wisconsin

Steam locomotives at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, outside Denver

The steam locomotive of the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, a heritage railroad that operates excursions out of Boone, Iowa, awaits its run

A yet-to-be updated portion of the old Union Pacific Railroad roundhouse in Evanston, in the far-southwestern corner of Wyoming. In 1912, the brick roundhouse and turntable were constructed to accommodate larger steam locomotives being brought into service. They served the UPRR as a main railcar and engine repair station and later as a reclamation facility

The redesigned and repurposed Union Pacific Railroad roundhouse and machine shop in Evanston, Wyoming. In 1912, the brick roundhouse and turntable were constructed to accommodate larger steam locomotives being brought into service. They served the UPRR as a main railcar and engine repair station and later as a reclamation facility

One of 13 steam locomotives at the Mid-Continent Railway Museum, an outdoor, "living museum" and operating railroad that has (as of 2016) operated since 1963 in North Freedom, Wisconsin

Locomotive of the Georgetown Loop Railway, a scenic steam train that runs from the onetime mining camp of Georgetown, Colorado, to another old mining town, Silver Plume, just 2.5 miles away

A railroad water tower, servicing the 13 steam locomotives at the Mid-Continent Railway Museum, an outdoor, "living museum" and operating railroad that has (as of 2016) operated since 1963 in North Freedom, Wisconsin

One of 13 steam locomotives at the Mid-Continent Railway Museum, an outdoor, "living museum" and operating railroad that has (as of 2016) operated since 1963 in North Freedom, Wisconsin

The steam locomotive of the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, a heritage railroad that operates excursions out of Boone, Iowa, awaits its run

Steam trains at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, outside Denver

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