RailPictures.Net Photo: DRGW 493 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Steam 2-8-2 at Needleton, Colorado by Kevin Madore
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» Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (more..)
» Steam 2-8-2 (more..)
» Needleton Tank (MP 484.4) 
» Needleton, Colorado, USA (more..)
» September 03, 2021
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» DRGW 493 (more..)
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Take on some water at the Needleton Tank.The former D&RGW K-37 Locomotive #493 makes a big show of her southbound departure from the legacy Needleton Tank at Milepost 484.4. This is one of just 2 remaining legacy wooden water tanks that remain from the old Denver & Rio Grande Western era, neither one of which is still functional. This particular tank was retired in 1960, in favor of a repurposed tank car body, which sits a couple of hundred yards north of this location (behind the train). The current-day Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad still maintains the cosmetic look of this tank and the one at Hermosa. This tank was last refurbished back in 2004. Today, it primarily serves as a symbol of the heritage of this line and it makes a fine prop for a dramatic photo run-by, such as the one you see here.
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