RailPictures.Net Photo: DRGW 480 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Steam 2-8-2 at Alamosa, Colorado by John West
 
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Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (more..)
Steam 2-8-2 (more..)
Alamosa (more..)
Alamosa, Colorado, USA (more..)
December 18, 1961
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DRGW 480 (more..)
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Early on a cold winter morning two engines are serviced before hauling another long train over 10,000 foot Cumbres pass to Chama. Two more engines, a flanger, and a spreader will run ahead from Antonito opening the way for them through the deep snow of one of the narrow gauge's last big winters. What these engines looked like upon arrival Chama can be seen HERE
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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.
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