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Winter Photo Train & Goose No.5 Excursions

13TH ANNUAL WINTER PHOTO TRAIN: FEBRUARY17TH, 18TH,19TH, 2017

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For the 1st time in over 60 years, the Former Rio Grande Southern railcar, Goose No.5, a little train that ran between small towns in CO like Dolores and Telluride will be Running In Winter over President’s weekend on our rails. Click here for details.

Call 1-877-872-4607 to book.

DURANGO & SILVERTON WINTER PHOTO AND  GOOSE  No.5 TRAINS

Friday February 17th

Goose #5 Excursions To Event Park

 •  10:30AM-11:30AM  Goose Excursion
                             or
 •  12:00PM-1:00PM  Goose Excursion

 •  Pricing:  $25     

Night Photo Shoot

  • Night Photo Shoot at the Durango Roundhouse featuring hot locomotive and Goose No. 5

  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Pricing: $68

 

Saturday February 18th

Goose No.5 Excursion to Cascade Canyon

• Photography excursion focusing on the Goose No.5
• Will feature Cascade train run-bys at Tacoma and Cascade Wye
• Trip will also feature a tour of the Tacoma Power Plant
 Restrooms are not available on the Goose No.5 but will be available select stops throughout the trip

  • Depart: 8:00AM

  • Tacoma Tour: 10:45AM

  • Cascade Canyon: 12:05 PM

  • Durango: 4:00 PM

    Pricing*: $119 
    *Fares subject to a 7% Historic Preservation Fee 

Night Photo Shoot

  • Night Photo Shoot in the Railyard

  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Pricing: $68


Sunday February 19th

Winter Photo Special

• Photography excursion focusing on the Photo Special Consist

• Approximately six pre-determined locations

• Trip will consist of many photo run-bys to and from cascade canyon

•  Run-bys may include shots of Galloping Goose No. 5

•  Lunch is included. Assortment of boxed lunch sandwiches from the Yellow Carrot. First come First Served.

  • Depart: 8:00AM

  • Cascade Canyon: 11:45 PM

  • Durango: 3:30 PM

•  Pricing*: Standard: $189; O540: $289 (sold out)


Goose No.5 Photo Excursion 

• Photography excursion focusing on the Goose No.5

• Approximately six pre-determined locations
• Will feature many train run-bys throughout the day as the goose will be chasing the photo special.

•  Lunch is included. Assortment of boxed lunch sandwiches from the Yellow Carrot. First come First Served.

• Restrooms are not available on the Goose No.5 but will be available select stops throughout the trip.

  • Depart: 8:15AM

  • Cascade Canyon: 11:55 PM

  • Durango: 4:00 PM

Pricing*: $189
*Fares subject to a 7% Historic Preservation Fee

 

Run-bys: You will have opportunities to get photographs and videos of scenes few people will ever have a chance to get as the train stops in the remote wilderness for you to disembark at specially selected stops. The train will back out of view and once instructed by the conductor, with two long whistles it will proceed toward the photo line with smoke and steam hissing and billowing in the cold mountain air! Once passed out of sight, the train then returns to pick up the passengers to take them to the next photo run-by. We will plan on having at least 6 run-bys between Durango and our furthest destination of Cascade Canyon!

Photo Lens Recommendations

If you have multiple lenses, please bring a selection. Most run-bys will be best captured with 55-200mm but for some you may want a wider lens especially if your shot is closer to the track. Since the train starts the run-by from some distance away, you'll want a longer lens. Many photographers use an 18-200 or 28-300 zoom lens since that works well at all the stops. Generally an extreme wide angle lens will get more than just train & scenery, you’ll probably get the photo line as well!If you’ll be joining us on the night shoot, depending on the shots you want, moderate wide angle to moderate telephoto lenses and anything from 70 to 200 should work well. Hopefully this helps!

D&SNGRR Policy on Commercial Use of Photographs:
The Photographer's Specials are intended to provide a unique photography and railroading experience for all. Photographs taken by individuals on this excursion are solely for the use of the private individual and may not be used for commercial purposes without the express written consent of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Company. For specific usage requests and requirements, please contact D&SNGRR at (970) 259-0274. Trademark Licensing Agreements will be available onboard.

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