These are some photos taken on my Diana Mini on 35mm (400iso) on and around the antique train line running from Durango to Silverton, Colorado. My favorite part about taking this weekend trip with my family was the mythology of the train and of Silverton itself and the general Tall Tale feeling of the area.
I also had fun making friends with one of the junior conductors on the train. I was fascinated by the way that the train fills up his life. Some days he just shovels coal and sometimes he assists the conductor. He told me he has dreams about the train rolling downhill and the brakes going out.
^ I love this guy because I think it really captures the feeling of an elevated valley. Silverton is much farther above sea level than where I live, but it’s also surrounded by peaks, so it feels a little disorienting at times.
The picture underneath here is one of the sign outside the Harley-Davidson store with the highest elevation. I like the words Big Legendary coming through, they make me think of Paul Bunyan riding a Harley.