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Rio Grande - Scenic Line of the World
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad and the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad are all that remains of the legendary Denver & Rio Grande Western narrow gauge system. Here you'll find some of my favorites from these two beautiful railways.
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Photo ID: 747762

Spotty fall color at Needle Creek Canyon. Just after 1PM, DRGW K-28 #473 works southbound (railroad east) at Needle Creek Canyon (MP 482.90), with a Silverton Mixed bound for Durango, CO. ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Needleton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 473
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: October 07, 2016


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Added: Sep 10, 2020

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Photo ID: 747761

Bound for Durango. Just after 10 AM local time, our Mixed Train behind DRGW #473, departs Silverton and makes the first of 7 crossings of the Animas River, on its southbound (railroad east)... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Silverton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 473
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: October 07, 2016


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Added: Sep 10, 2020

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Photo ID: 747702

Here comes the Silverton up from the canyon.... After a 45 mile journey, much of it deep in the wilderness of the Animas Canyon, a Silverton Mixed Train emerges from the shadows, crossing t... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Silverton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 473
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: October 06, 2016


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Added: Sep 10, 2020

Views: 2,291
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Favorited: 27

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Photo ID: 747585

Steamscape: The Snowshed Slide. "And by the time you get your hide past the Snowshed Slide.... You've had a ride on the Silverton, The Silverton Train." Those lyrics, penned over 4 decades ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Elk Park, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 473
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: October 06, 2016


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Added: Sep 08, 2020

People's Choice 2

Views: 8,423
Comments: 4

Favorited: 61

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Photo ID: 747431

Steamscape: Mt. Garfield and the Grenadier Range. Just a hundred yards or so from the Animas Footbridge on the Colorado Trail, we watch a Silverton Mixed Train, behind K-28 #473, charging n... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Elk Park, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 473
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: October 06, 2016


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Added: Sep 07, 2020

Views: 1,652
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Favorited: 23

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Photo ID: 747047

MP 483 - Needle Creek Canyon. At around MP 483, our Silverton Mixed passes the confluence of Needle Creek and the Animas River. This location is a nice, open meadow and a great location to ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Needleton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 473
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: October 06, 2016


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Added: Sep 03, 2020

Views: 1,338
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Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 746988

Running the Rio de las Animas Perdidas. From Rockwood, Colorado on north, the old Denver & Rio Grande Western Silverton Line follows the Rio de las Animas Perdidas, or River of Lost Souls. ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cascade, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 473
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: October 06, 2016


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Added: Sep 03, 2020

Views: 1,560
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Favorited: 18

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Photo ID: 746909

Fall color at Cement Wall. Deep in the Animas River Canyon, a Silverton Mixed Train behind D&RGW #473 charges north with some loads for the residents and businesses in Silverton, passing th... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cascade, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 473
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: October 06, 2016


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Added: Sep 01, 2020

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People's Choice 2

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Favorited: 49

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Photo ID: 746843

A room with a view. DRGW 473 takes a Silverton Mixed Train around the High Line Horseshoe Curve at MP 469.5 in a scene shot from the cliffs high above the track level. Reaching this locat... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Rockwood, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 473
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: October 06, 2016


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Added: Sep 01, 2020

Views: 1,499
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Photo ID: 746726

Stepping out on the High Line. Denver & Rio Grande Western K-28 #473 leads an early morning Silverton Mixed out onto the famous High Line in Rockwood, Colorado (MP 469.6), not long after al... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Rockwood, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 473
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: October 06, 2016


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Added: Aug 30, 2020

Views: 1,735
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Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 745595

Nose to nose in Silverton. On a beautiful summer evening in Silverton, Colorado, two different classes of Denver & Rio Grande Western steam locomotives sit nose to nose in the yard at aroun... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Silverton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 315
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: August 23, 2010


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Added: Aug 19, 2020

Views: 2,203
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Favorited: 14

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Photo ID: 729379

Rotary OY after dark. Here's a rear quarter view of OY and her auxiliary water car as they sit in the Chama Yard. Like most of the Leslie-type rotary snow plows, OY was built as a standard... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Chama, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: C&TS OY
Train ID: C&TS Rotary Outfit
Photo Date: February 29, 2020


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Added: Mar 19, 2020

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Photo ID: 729282

Rotary OY after dark. Rotary Snow Plow OY, her water car and Pusher Locomotive #487 sit at the Chama Coal Tipple after returning from the first day of operations. Lighting here was provide... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Chama, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: C&TS OY
Train ID: C&TS Rotary Outfit
Photo Date: February 29, 2020


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Added: Mar 19, 2020

Views: 1,122
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Photo ID: 729181

Impact! My camera captures the instant that the charging rotary outfit makes explosive contact with the dense, 4 ft. deep snow pack in the yard at Cumbres Pass. The violence you see out in... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: C&TS OY
Train ID: C&TS Rotary Outfit
Photo Date: March 01, 2020


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Added: Mar 18, 2020

Views: 2,662
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Photo ID: 729042

Charge! After stalling out briefly in the dense, 4 ft. deep snow-pack on Cumbres Pass, the Rotary Outfit has backed up perhaps one car-length, and with two blasts of the small, shrill whist... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam Rotary Snow Plow
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: C&TS OY
Train ID: C&TS Rotary Outfit
Photo Date: March 01, 2020


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Added: Mar 16, 2020

Views: 3,042
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Favorited: 21

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