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Rio Grande Southern
Photos from multiple charters featuring trains and motors (Galloping Geese) from Colorado's Rio Grande Southern Railroad.
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Photo ID: 788870

Rio Grande Southern Motor #6. One of the lesser-known members of the Rio Grande Southern Galloping Goose family is this little critter, which currently resides at the Colorado Railroad Muse... (more)

Railroad: Rio Grande Southern
Locomotive: RGS Galloping Goose
Location: Golden, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: RGS 6
Train ID: RGS Motor #6
Photo Date: October 01, 2016


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Added: Dec 01, 2021

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Photo ID: 788869

Out for a late-summer stroll. In the pretty light of a late August afternoon, RGS Motor #5 glides down the 4% grade just below Cumbres Pass, approaching the Highway 17 crossing at Coxo, Col... (more)

Railroad: Rio Grande Southern
Locomotive: RGS Galloping Goose
Location: Coxo, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: RGS 5
Train ID: RGS Motor #5
Photo Date: August 28, 2016


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Added: Dec 01, 2021

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Photo ID: 788207

On the pass at Lizard Head. Although I attend numerous historic re-creation events every year, the vast majority of the photos we take still have pretty obvious clues in them that they were... (more)

Railroad: Rio Grande Southern
Locomotive: RGS Galloping Goose
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: RGS 5
Train ID: RGS Motor #5
Photo Date: August 28, 2016


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Added: Nov 23, 2021

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Photo ID: 788125

We don't need water today. Rio Grande Southern Motor #5 (aka "Galloping Goose") rumbles past the water column adjacent to the section house on the 10,015 ft. high Cumbres Pass (MP 330.7) du... (more)

Railroad: Rio Grande Southern
Locomotive: RGS Galloping Goose
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: RGS 5
Train ID: RGS Motor #5
Photo Date: August 28, 2016


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Added: Nov 22, 2021

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Photo ID: 788054

"Came a mighty strange contraption known to trainmen as a motor". The lyrics of Colorado story-teller Bill Fries' (aka C.W. McCall) 1970s song "Gallopin' Goose" come to ... (more)

Railroad: Rio Grande Southern
Locomotive: RGS Galloping Goose
Location: Coxo, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: RGS 7
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: August 28, 2016


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Added: Nov 22, 2021

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Photo ID: 787768

To Ridgway.....the hard way. A Rio Grande Southern freight, with RGS 10-Wheeler #20 on point, makes the long, 162 mile trek from Durango to Ridgway, Colorado, via Mancos, Dolores, Rico and ... (more)

Railroad: Rio Grande Southern
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Toltec, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: RGS 20
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 29, 2021


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Added: Nov 18, 2021

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Photo ID: 787767

Tackling the Dallas Divide. Colorado's aspens are putting on their annual fall show as this Rio Grande Southern freight, with Locomotive #20 in control, re-creates the climb up the Dallas D... (more)

Railroad: Rio Grande Southern
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Toltec, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: RGS 20
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 29, 2021


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Added: Nov 18, 2021

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Photo ID: 787663

Durango to Dolores. Charging through the colorful high country of southwestern Colorado, a Rio Grande Southern freight makes its way through Lost Canyon on a run from its terminal in Durang... (more)

Railroad: Rio Grande Southern
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Toltec, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: RGS 20
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 29, 2021


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Added: Nov 17, 2021

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Photo ID: 787662

The long road to Ridgway. Rio Grande Southern Locomotive #20 winds her way through Colorado's colorful high country, making the rather long and circuitous hike from Durango to Ridgway on a ... (more)

Railroad: Rio Grande Southern
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Toltec, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: RGS 20
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 29, 2021


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Added: Nov 17, 2021

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Photo ID: 787608

Fall color on the Rio Grande Southern. The aspens are in full bloom in Western Colorado as Rio Grande Southern 10-Wheeler #20 charges westward with a short freight on a cloudy morning in Se... (more)

Railroad: Rio Grande Southern
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Toltec, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: RGS 20
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 29, 2021


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Added: Nov 16, 2021

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Photo ID: 787607

The "Southern" heads west. Just before sunrise, on a cool, fall morning, Rio Grande Southern Locomotive #20 takes a short freight westbound, on a Lerro Photography Charter in Sept... (more)

Railroad: Rio Grande Southern
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Antonito, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: RGS 20
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 29, 2021


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Added: Nov 16, 2021

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Photo ID: 787509

Recreating an iconic RGS image. In February of 1942, the cover of Trains Magazine featured a very compelling photo of Rio Grande Southern 10-Wheeler #20, working hard as she helped a double... (more)

Railroad: Rio Grande Southern
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Toltec, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: RGS 20
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: August 31, 2021


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Added: Nov 15, 2021

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Photo ID: 787508

Charging through Phantom Canyon. Long-time Cumbres & Toltec Engineman Carlos Llamas is at the throttle of Rio Grande Southern Locomotive #20 as she charges through Phantom Canyon with her f... (more)

Railroad: Rio Grande Southern
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Toltec, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: RGS 20
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: August 31, 2021


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Added: Nov 15, 2021

Views: 1,209
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Photo ID: 787266

Amid a grove of aspens. Rio Grande Southern Locomotives #20 and 455 and their freight train make their charge though the high country amid a grove of the iconic aspen trees which are so com... (more)

Railroad: Rio Grande Southern
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Toltec Creek, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: RGS 20
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: August 31, 2021


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Added: Nov 12, 2021

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Photo ID: 787265

Arriving at Matterhorn. A Rio Grande Southern freight extra has just arrived in the tiny hamlet of Matternhorn (MP 46.71), CO, and will pause here to perform some engine service before taki... (more)

Railroad: Rio Grande Southern
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Sublette, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: RGS 20
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: August 31, 2021


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Added: Nov 12, 2021

Views: 1,193
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