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Rio Grande - Scenic Line of the World
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.
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Photo ID: 552859

A Grande Sunset: "On fire" at "Stein's Curve." Literally at the moment of sunset, a westbound Rio Grande Freight suddenly "catches fire" with solar glint, as it negotiates "Stein's Curve", ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 484
Train ID: Work Extra 484
Photo Date: September 30, 2015


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Added: Nov 02, 2015

People's Choice 4

Views: 10,730
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Photo ID: 552153

Sunset at Lava Loop. After a day of shooting under changeable skies and occasional light rain showers, the patrons on the 2015 Historic Transport Preservation (HTP) Rio Grande Charter all h... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: San Miguel, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 484
Train ID: Work Extra 484
Photo Date: September 29, 2015


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Added: Oct 29, 2015

Views: 2,766
Comments: 1

Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 552149

Steam, Smoke and Sagebrush under a Mackerel Sky. A long D&RGW freight drag charges west through the wide-open desert of New Mexico on a cool, fall morning, under a gorgeous deck of puffy al... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: San Miguel, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 484
Train ID: Work Extra 484
Photo Date: September 30, 2015


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Added: Oct 29, 2015

Views: 5,071
Comments: 2

Favorited: 25

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Photo ID: 552046

Phall Colors at Phantom Curve. A peek through the rapidly yellowing aspens reveals an eastbound D&RGW Freight approaching the volcanic rock formations at Phantom Curve.

Phantom Curve wa... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Toltec, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 484
Train ID: Work Extra 484
Photo Date: September 29, 2015


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Added: Oct 28, 2015

Views: 2,571
Comments: 1

Favorited: 14

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Photo ID: 551841

Meet me at Toltec. The crew of a Denver and Rio Grande Freight observe the passage of a fast passenger train, as they sit in the hole at colorful Toltec Siding. Of course, the freight is a... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Toltec, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 484
Train ID: Work Extra 484
Photo Date: September 30, 2015


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Added: Oct 27, 2015

Views: 5,251
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Photo ID: 551147

Westbound! Having left Alamosa, at O-Dark-30, a Rio Grande Freight greets the dawn in the wide-open desert just west of Antonito, on the westbound run to Chama via Cumbres Pass.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Antonito, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 484
Train ID: Work Extra 484
Photo Date: September 30, 2015


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Added: Oct 21, 2015

Views: 2,707
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Favorited: 25

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Photo ID: 551030

Tanks and pipes at MP 305. A pair of D&RGW K-36 Locomotives drag a heavy consist of tanks and pipes westbound past MP 305, en route to the oil fields near Farmington, NM. One quick look at... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sublette, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 484
Train ID: Work Extra 484
Photo Date: September 30, 2015


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Added: Oct 20, 2015

Views: 4,151
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Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 550898

Nature's glory at Toltec Creek. Nature's annual festival of fall color is in full bloom as a Denver & Rio Grande Western Freight rumbles across Toltec Creek on its westbound run toward Cham... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Toltec, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 484
Train ID: Work Extra 484
Photo Date: September 30, 2015


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Added: Oct 20, 2015

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Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 550155

2 Locomotives, 35 Cars. A Denver & Rio Grande Western freight breaks the early morning silence of the Colorado Desert just outside Antonito, as she charges westbound toward Chama, New Mexic... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Antonito, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 484
Train ID: Work Extra 484
Photo Date: September 30, 2015


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Added: Oct 13, 2015

Views: 3,073
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Photo ID: 550003

A Grande sunrise at Ferguson's Trestle. Denver & Rio Grande Western's Locomotive 484 rumbles across Ferguson's Trestle near MP 286 at the crack of dawn as the vanguard of a 2-engine, 35-car... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Antonito, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 484
Train ID: Work Extra 484
Photo Date: September 30, 2015


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Added: Oct 12, 2015

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Views: 14,238
Comments: 10

Favorited: 117

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Photo ID: 541462

Hugging the rocky cliffs, Train 462 snakes its way around Rockwood, Colorado's famous High Line Horseshoe Curve, on its way north to Silverton. Locomotive 480, a Baldwin K-36 Mikado, is j... (more)

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Rockwood, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 480
Train ID: 462
Photo Date: September 06, 2014


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Added: Aug 05, 2015

Views: 3,601
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 541337

Standing guard in the Silverton Yard. Looking a bit forlorn, and certainly a bit worse for wear, Denver & Rio Grande Western K-37 #493 stands guard over the small railroad yard on the east ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Silverton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 493
Train ID: Work Train
Photo Date: September 05, 2014


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Added: Aug 04, 2015

Views: 5,656
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Photo ID: 541174

Leaving the canyon. Observing the permanent slow order associated with the High Line, DSNG Locomotive 486 brings Train 464 out of the Animas Canyon and the San Juan National Forest, on the ... (more)

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Rockwood, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 486
Train ID: 464
Photo Date: September 05, 2014


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Added: Aug 03, 2015

Views: 3,646
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 541034

Drifting down to Hermosa. DSNG Locomotive #486 is just drifting down the last of the 2.5% grade from Rockwood, as she blows for the US 550 Crossing at Hermosa, Colorado. With just about 3... (more)

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Hermosa, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 486
Train ID: 464
Photo Date: September 05, 2014


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Added: Aug 03, 2015

Views: 2,792
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Photo ID: 540324

Now arriving from Durango....The Sil-ver-ton! It's just past noon and Train 462, the second of two daily departures from Durango is passing the 1882-vintage D&RGW depot in Silverton, Colora... (more)

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Silverton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 486
Train ID: 462
Photo Date: September 05, 2014


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Added: Jul 29, 2015

Views: 4,277
Comments: 1

Favorited: 15

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