RailPictures.Net Photo: DRGW 315 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Steam 2-8-0 at Chama, New Mexico by John West
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Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (more..)
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Dalton (more..)
Chama, New Mexico, USA (more..)
August 25, 2016
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DRGW 315 (more..)
John West (more..)
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Sometimes you don't want a caboose. The 315 had to take a cut of cars up the hill to Cumbres, but the four percent to too much for all the cars and a caboose, so the caboose was left behind. This was for a photo freight the next day, but this kind local accommodation to operating needs happened frequently in the old days to get the work done. In this case it was a heck of a lot easier than making two trips up the hill.
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