RailPictures.Net Photo: DRGW 473 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Steam 2-8-2 at Rockwood, Colorado by Kevin Madore
 
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High Line (MP 469.2) (more..)
Rockwood, Colorado, USA (more..)
October 06, 2016
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Entering the High Line. DRGW 473, a K-28 "Sports Model" takes a Silverton Mixed Train north out of a deep rock cut and onto the High Line above the Animas River Gorge on a pretty fall morning.

The train pictured here was the latest in a series of private charters, organized by Dave Gross and operated by the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. The amazing thing about Dave's charters is that he seemed to have connections with the charter gods upstairs, because every time I rode one of his trips, we had wall-to-wall sun both days. Such was the case this time as well. Alas, Dave indicated to all of us that this would be his last Silverton Charter. Obviously, trips like this are a lot of work to organize, but it also was very apparent to Dave and all of us that the railroad's senior management really no longer wants this type of business. Fortunately, as can be seen here, the weather was great, and the crew put on a heck of a show. All of the patrons took home some beautiful memories to treasure for years to come.

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