July 1985. My wife and I spent a few days at the luxurious Tall Timber resort. It was a dream get away location for any railfan. The five star dining room overlooked the trains and I could snap pictures of the last train of the day from our table during dinner. Barbara spent the days by the pool, and I hiked up and down the D&S taking pix. One could easily hike south to Tank Creek, or north to Cascade. Incidentally, the pool was pre-cast fibre glass, and just happened to be the exact dimensions that fit the clearances necessary so that the railroad could haul it in on a flat car. The only access to Tall Timber was via the railroad, and like the Tacoma power plant, Tall Timber had a small fleet of motor cars that they were allowed to use to haul supplies and employees to and from Rockwood. Tall Timber guests either had to ride a train to and from Durango or Rockwood, or use helicopter service to and from Durango airport. Sadly Tall Timber no longer hosts overnight guests and is now a day use zip line tourist attraction reached by the railroad.