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  1. Yard Limit

    D&RGW 489 and 463 on the Cumbres and Toltec

    On August 24 and 25, 2018, we visited Chama, New Mexico for the Trains Photo Charter. In addition to the special, I also shot 489 and 463. This was the first time I've seen 463 in action. D&RGW 463 is a 3 foot narrow gauge, Mikado type, 2-8-2 steam railway locomotive built for the Denver and...
  2. brad_in_omaha

    Colorado Narrow Gauge in the Fall

    Colorado Narrow Gauge in the Fall If you haven't been out to see any of the Colorado Narrow gauge railroads, do yourself a favor and get out there! Only had a brief morning encounter with the Durango and Silverton. 1. Durango and Silverton pulling in to the Rockwood Station. SC8A8535 by...
  3. D&RGW

    D&RGW

    The Action Roads back bone for many years!And still at it!
  4. D&RGW 16520

    D&RGW 16520

    All but gone they are
  5. History rusting before you

    History rusting before you

    Lost piece of history rusting away .Just surprised The Up did not scarp it along time back.It one said "Property of D&RGW RR CO Persons Entering Upon Or Assume Or Crossing Are trespassing and assume All Risks"Wow how times have changed!
  6. D&RGW #3633, Aztec, NM, August 21, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler

    D&RGW #3633, Aztec, NM, August 21, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler

    D&RGW #3633, Aztec, New Mexico, August 21, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler. There's a long story to this, here is the short story. My friend, Chris Burritt, died this week (January 7, 2008), he's the guy on the left in the photo. So I'm thinking about my mortality, wondering about all these...
  7. D&RGW K-37 492, Gato, CO, Aug 19, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler

    D&RGW K-37 492, Gato, CO, Aug 19, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler

    D&RGW K-37 492, near Milepost 400, approaching Gato, CO, August 19, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler There is a long story and a short story to this photo, here is the short story. When I was 17, me and two friends set out on a trip from Chicago to Colorado and return to photograph the last...
  8. D&RGW F-7 #5654, Denver, CO, Aug. 20, 1964, photo by Chuck Zeiler

    D&RGW F-7 #5654, Denver, CO, Aug. 20, 1964, photo by Chuck Zeiler

    Denver & Rio Grande Western F-7 #5654 at Denver Union Station, Denver, Colorado, August 20, 1964, photo by Chuck Zeiler. According to http://www.drgw.net/info/index.php?n=Main.F7, it was completed June 1950 (c/n 11406 on EMD order #6093), retired from the RIo Grande in May 1970, to Alaska...
  9. D&RGW F9A #5771 & F9B #5762

    D&RGW F9A #5771 & F9B #5762

    D&RGW F9A #5771 & F9B #5762 sit under some partly cloudy skies at the Colorado Rail Museum in Golden. LOCATION: Golden, Co RAILROAD: Denver & Rio Grande Western LOCOMOTIVE/TRAIN: EMD F9A & F9B DATE: August 2007
  10. F9A #5771

    F9A #5771

    D&RGW F9A #5771 sits under sunny skies at the Colorado Rail Museum.
  11. Inside the cab of #683

    Inside the cab of #683

    1st off, sorry about the glare coming in from the windows. 2nd off, this is a pic. of the boiler & engineer's controls inside the cab of D&RGW #683
  12. Hanging out the window

    Hanging out the window

    This is the view hanging out the side window on the engineer's side of #683.
  13. Engineer's view

    Engineer's view

    This is the view out the front window from the engineer's "seat" of D&RGW #683
  14. Scenic Line of the World

    Scenic Line of the World

    #683's tender sports Rio Grande's "Scenic Line of the World" logo above the Denver & Rio Grande western lettering.
  15. D&RGW 2-8-0 #683

    D&RGW 2-8-0 #683

    D&RGW 2-8-0 # 683 sits on dispaly at the Colorado Rail Museum in Golden, Co. Built in October 1890 by Baldwin Locomotive Works as D&RG #583, it was renumbered to D&GRW #683 in 1924, she had a long & successful career before being retired in 1955. #683 is the only surving example...
  16. Rio Grande 5507

    Rio Grande 5507

  17. Coal loads exit Tunnel 7

    Coal loads exit Tunnel 7

    West of Plainview, CO, at Tunnel 7, coal loads and their trailing DPUs exit the solid rock tunnel.
  18. Flatirons at First Light

    Flatirons at First Light

    The Flatirons, west of Denver, CO on the old D&RGW, at first light, after a foot of wet, heavy snow. This is the Tunnel 2-8 area. Sharp-eyed readers will see Tunnel 2, 3 and 4 all on the right side of the pic..... Rainbow Cut is immediately behind me, as is Plainview Siding...
  19. BNSF loads grind out of Tunnel 27

    BNSF loads grind out of Tunnel 27

    BNSF manifest tonnage thunders out of Tunnel 27, deep in South Boulder Canyon. The area is east of Pinecliffe, CO, along the old D&RGW.
  20. Westbound empties at East Plain

    Westbound empties at East Plain

    East Plain Siding, Plainview, CO, New Years Eve, 2004: An empty coal train attacks the 2% grade, while entering the siding. With the bulk of the train occupying unknown degrees of tortuous curvature, the prime movers remain at full song. And the stack talk was incredible!!



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