Rio Grande Southern Galloping Goose No. 5 passes the water tank at Cresco, Colorado on Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad’s 4-percent climb of Cumbres Pass on May 25, 1999. This “motor” as RGS originally called them, was the brainchild of the creative shopmen at the RGS’ Ridgway Shops, to provide a less expensive way to operate trains on an expensive-to-operate narrow gauge mountain railroad. RGS No. 5 was built in 1933, originally powered by a Pierce-Arrow “36” 6-cylinder and equipped with a 1928 Pierce-Arrow body. It was later rebuilt to what you see here, using a GMC truck engine and Wayne bus body, with the rear freight compartment now converted to haul tourists. This Galloping Goose calls Dolores, Colorado, home.