RailPictures.Net Photo: DRGW 5400 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad EMD SD40T-2 at Cotopaxi, Colorado by Doug Lilly
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» Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (more..)
» EMD SD40T-2 (more..)
» Unknown
» Cotopaxi, Colorado, USA (more..)
» May 12, 1985
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
» DRGW 5400 (more..)
» DRGW 179 (more..)
» Doug Lilly (more..)
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Rio Grande train 179, the Ford Fast Freight, hugs the bank of the Arkansas River as it winds through Cotopaxi, Colorado. My friends opted for a rock outcropping over the river just west of here, while I took the car and returned to make a relatively easy, but ambitious climb up a rocky embankment, arriving at this point with the train approaching. This foray to the main line west of Pueblo was a one-day side trip as we moved south from Denver to spend a week on Raton Pass and Abo Canyon. After getting screwed by a cloud, I vowed to return to this location on a future trip. I never made it.
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