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Photo ID: 287192

Southbound Silverton branch passenger train passes the water tank at Hermosa just north of Durango. K-28 Mike leads this train still in its DRGW days.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Hermosa, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: 478
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 12, 1973


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By: Bill Hooper

Added: Jun 12, 2009

Views: 3,974
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Photo ID: 285517

C&TS 489, lettered for the DRGW, slogs up the 4 percent grade toward Cumbres Pass on a cold and wet spring day. It is the second Chama train of a new season. It has been a tough day, with slick ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Antonito, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 489
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 24, 2009


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By: John West

Added: May 29, 2009

Views: 4,229
Comments: 1

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Photo ID: 280999

D&RGW 346 pulls two authentic Rio Grande passenger cars around the loop at the Colorado Railroad Museum, simulating the local train it was assigned to in the 1930s between Montrose and Gunnison, C... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Golden, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 346
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 11, 2009


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Apr 22, 2009

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Photo ID: 273740

After a water stop at Tank Creek, Extra 473 South heads off down the Rio Animas on a Willow Creek Productions photo mixed train.

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Durango, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: 473
Train ID: Extra 473 South
Photo Date: February 24, 2009


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By: Michael F. Allen

Added: Feb 28, 2009

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Photo ID: 248543

DRGW 315 leads a southbound Cascade Canyon round trip back toward Durango seen here passing the small airplane landing strip between Hermosa and Durango.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Durango, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 315
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 2008


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By: Chris Starnes

Added: Aug 28, 2008

Views: 5,707
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Favorited: 13


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Photo ID: 245371

Crossing the Grande...

Railroad: San Luis & Rio Grande
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Alamosa, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SLRG 18
Train ID: SLRG 18 West
Photo Date: July 30, 2008


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By: William Diehl

Added: Aug 04, 2008

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Photo ID: 244350

Where else in the country can you see steam doubleheaders on a routine basis? When D&SNG has ten or more cars and no larger K36s available, two smaller K28 2-8-2s are used to pull trains to Silver... (more)

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Hermosa, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 478
Train ID: 9:45 am northbound
Photo Date: July 23, 2008


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By: Steve Glischinski

Added: Jul 27, 2008

Views: 5,353
Comments: 5

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Photo ID: 222729

Set against a backdrop of rocky cliffs, the Animas River far below, and snow depths not seen in the past 15 years in southwestern Colorado, K-28 #478 blows down as she slowly makes her way north a... (more)

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: High Line, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 478
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 10, 2008


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By: Chris Kilroy

Added: Feb 12, 2008

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Photo ID: 209965

Durango and Silverton #480 passes through Rockwood with Engineer Joe Dailey at the throttle.

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Rockwood, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 480
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 26, 2007


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By: WalterS

Added: Nov 03, 2007

Views: 3,912
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Photo ID: 209403

Former Southern Pacific #1744 prepares to cross a road in the small town of Laveta, CO.

Railroad: San Luis & Rio Grande
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-0
Location: La Veta, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP 1744
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 29, 2007


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By: WalterS

Added: Oct 31, 2007

Views: 12,759
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Photo ID: 205801

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Silverton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 478
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 23, 2007


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By: Bruce du Fresne

Added: Oct 10, 2007

Views: 2,945
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Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 203835

Climbing the grade bound for Silverton.

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Rockwood, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 486
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 10, 2007


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By: Dale Woodland

Added: Sep 29, 2007

Views: 2,367
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Photo ID: 200578

Inspecting the locomotives after the hard climb to Cumbres. This perspective shows the steepness of the grade from Chama.

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cumbres Pass, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: CTS 484
Train ID: None
Photo Date: September 14, 2004


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By: Patrick A. Golembiewski

Added: Sep 08, 2007

Views: 4,077
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Photo ID: 200474

SP 1744 starts up the stiff grade of La Veta pass on its way back to Alamosa.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-0
Location: La Veta, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP 1744
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 25, 2007


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By: GMU

Added: Sep 07, 2007

Views: 3,549
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Photo ID: 200379

SLRG ex SP 1744 is seen near Sierra, Co on the La Veta Pass - 26/07/2007

Railroad: San Luis & Rio Grande
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-0
Location: Alamosa, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SLRG 1744
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 26, 2007


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By: Jonathan Lewis

Added: Sep 06, 2007

Views: 3,241
Comments: 0

Favorited: 9
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