RailPictures.Net Photo: DRGW 481 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Steam 2-8-2 at Antonito, Colorado by John West
  Login Sign Up 

Photo Location Map Locomotive Details Location/Date of Photo

View Larger Map
Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (more..)
Steam 2-8-2 (more..)
Antonito, Colorado (more..)
Antonito, Colorado, USA (more..)
September, 1960
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
DRGW 481 (more..)
John West (more..)
Contact Photographer Photographer Profile 
Remarks & Notes 
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.
Community Response Photo Comments (3) 
Views: 9,080     Favorited: 55
Since added on June 27, 2012

+ Add to Favorites

+ Nominate for People's Choice

+ Subscribe

+ Add to Photo Album

+ Post a Photo Comment
* Views on this page updated in real-time.

 User Photo Albums Containing this Photo (8)+ Add to Album
Steam in service

Album created by member ollie
Album Views: 81,125
Colorado Narrow Gauge

Album created by member ollie
Album Views: 47,021
Unseen Aspects

Album created by member ckeefer58
Album Views: 792,553
Pictures of things often unseen in the world of railroading. Interesting equipment, operations, and people that help the railroad go around.
The Way it Used to Be

Album created by member ckeefer58
Album Views: 233,539
Things change. Railroads are no different. A collection of images showing the railroads as they used to be.
Back in the Day

Album created by member Sean M
Album Views: 24,309
Back in the day when steam ruled the rails to early diesels, and really cool stuff.
Freight cars

Album created by member Jean-Marc Frybourg
Album Views: 388,339
A much needed album given that there is no "category" to identify these pictures
Prototype for everything . . .

Album created by member mattkdettman
Album Views: 236,126
Do you ever get the feeling as a model railroader, that you just might be creating something not "prototypical?" Same here.
Rio Grande Narrow Gauge in the 60's

Album created by member John West
Album Views: 14,392
The DRGW narrow gauge was the last major steam operation in the U.S. The climb over 10,000 foot Cumbres pass was spectacular, with two engines handling 70 car trains. Hopefully these images convey some of the drama of mountain steam railroading.
Add to Photo Album or Get Your Own Photo Album

EXIF Data for this photo: [What's this?]

This image contains EXIF headers - Click Here to show the data.

Photo Copyright 2012 John West. All Rights Reserved. Photo Usage Policy
This website Copyright © 2002-2019. All Rights Reserved.