RailPictures.Net Photo: DRGW 453 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Steam 2-8-2 at Antonito, Colorado by Kevin Madore
 
  Login Sign Up 

View All Photos of the WeekView All Screener's Choice PhotosView All People's Choice Photos


Photo Location Map Locomotive Details Location/Date of Photo


View Larger Map
Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (more..)
Steam 2-8-2 (more..)
Ferguson's Trestle (MP 285.87) (more..)
Antonito, Colorado, USA (more..)
September 30, 2018
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
DRGW 453 (more..)
Work Extra 453 (more..)
Kevin Madore (more..)
Contact Photographer Photographer Profile 
Remarks & Notes 
Sunrise at Ferguson's. DRGW K-27 Mudhen #453 steps across Ferguson's Trestle at MP 285.87, just moments after sunrise, hauling a freight westbound toward Chama and Durango, via Cumbres Pass. This scene was just one of many re-created back in the fall of 2018, on a photo excursion organized by the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. This particular charter re-created a Rio Grande Southern freight, headed up by K-27 #463, disguised as #453, a locomotive which was loaned to the RGS, but never painted in their livery.

The wooden trestle seen here was originally constructed in the late 1800s. It has acquired the unofficial names of "Ferguson's Trestle", or "Hangman's Trestle" for a man from Antonito, CO, who was allegedly hanged there for some unknown crime. The story line is that apparently, the folks who conducted the hanging commandeered a locomotive and ran it west until they encountered the first structure from which a man could be hanged without his feet touching the ground. How true that story is depends upon who you talk to. It is known that the original bridge was used in 1988 for the filming of a made-for-TV movie called "Where the Hell's that gold", when a planned explosion went awry and set fire to the bridge, destroying it. It was replaced with a temporary span within days, and was re-built to original specifications the following year.

Community Response Photo Comments (2) 
Views: 6,932     Favorited: 58
Since added on December 15, 2019

+ 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 (9)+ Add to Album
Triple Winner

Album created by member Entre Durmientes (Mauro C.)
Album Views: 28,430
PCAx + SC + POTW ... or EC
Steam

Album created by member Ron Greene
Album Views: 553
Artistic photos of steam trains
Narrow Gauge Survivors

Album created by member Rick Erben
Album Views: 71
C&TS, Durango and Silverton.
Colorado Steam

Album created by member Ellis Simon
Album Views: 716
See why railroads like the Durango & Silverton and Cumbres & Toltec draw steam buffs to Colorado from around the world.
Lights In The Night (Sundown to Sunrise)! Railroads In Another Perspective!

Album created by member Dana M.
Album Views: 271,547
An ongoing/growing album of photos that IMHO reveal the awesome, but seldom seen beauty of railroads because most of us don't go out after sundown or before sunrise. From dusk to dawn, lights are on! (And I continue to find new "Lights In The Night"!)
DreamTrains

Album created by member coco13cos
Album Views: 2,060,278
Over 35.000 of RP's most appreciated and beautiful photos.
Terry's Favorite Railroad Pictures

Album created by member Terry Schull
Album Views: 53,432
My personal favorite shots from the photographers on this site
Rio Grande - Scenic Line of the World

Album created by member Kevin Madore
Album Views: 40,422
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad and the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad are all that remains of the legendary Denver & Rio Grande Western narrow gauge system. Here you'll find some of my favorites from these two beautiful railways.
US Steam today

Album created by member J Neu, Berlin
Album Views: 58,009
US Steam today, and Canada too
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 2019 Kevin Madore. All Rights Reserved. Photo Usage Policy
This website Copyright © 2002-2020. All Rights Reserved.
Do Not Sell My Personal Information