RailPictures.Net Photo: DRGW 481 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Steam 2-8-2 at Antonito, Colorado by John West
 
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Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (more..)
Steam 2-8-2 (more..)
Antonito, Colorado (more..)
Antonito, Colorado, USA (more..)
September, 1960
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DRGW 481 (more..)
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For a long time it was normal practice for narrow gauge trains to handle standard gauge cars between Alamosa and Antonito and intermediate points on the three-rail. By the early 60's this practice had become increasingly rare. The trainmen on the ground are Ray Murray (left) and Harley Gilland (right). Note the dual gauge idler car. Fifty-two years later it is not clear which is more interesting, the narrow gauge steam engine switching on dual gauge track, or a genuine Rock Island boxcar.
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