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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: 489760

Desert Dawn. A Denver & Rio Grande Western Freight runs westbound out of Antonito, Colorado at sunrise on a chilly, October morning.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Mogote, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 488
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: October 21, 2012


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Added: Jul 15, 2014

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Photo ID: 489585

Tying up in Silverton. Denver & Rio Grande Western Consolidation #315 spends the night at the platform in Silverton, Colorado, with K-28 #473, after a day of operations in the Animas Canyon... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Silverton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 315
Train ID: None
Photo Date: August 23, 2010


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Added: Jul 14, 2014

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Photo ID: 489477

45 miles thru the Animas Canyon.... Dwarfed by the towering cliffs above, Train 461 - "The Silverton" winds her way along the Rio de las Animas Perdidas, just south of the Needlet... (more)

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Needleton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 481
Train ID: 461
Photo Date: August 21, 2010


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Added: Jul 13, 2014

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Photo ID: 489016

Southbound out of Silverton. With the Aspens just starting to pop on the nearby hillsides, D&RGW #478 leaves Silverton, Colorado with a mixed train bound for Durango. The 478 is one of thr... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Silverton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 478
Train ID: Mixed Extra 478
Photo Date: September 25, 2011


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Added: Jul 10, 2014

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Photo ID: 487057

Pipe loads for the gas fields. D&RGW K-36 #488 charges westbound out of Lava Loop, with loads of steel pipe that are destined for gas drilling operations in the Farmington, NM area, the bet... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: San Miguel, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 488
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: October 21, 2012


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Added: Jun 26, 2014

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Photo ID: 486949

Lava at sunrise. The first rays of October sun break over the sagebrush as a westbound D&RGW Freight negotiates the east side of the Lava Loop and an imminent stop to water the locomotives.... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: San Miguel, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: October 22, 2012


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Added: Jun 24, 2014

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Photo ID: 486299

Osier: Water for the horses. Baldwin K-36 #487 eases up to the old D&RG water tank at the depot in Osier Colorado. Once the home of a section crew, Osier was a convenient way-station for t... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Osier, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: None
Photo Date: October 22, 2012


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Added: Jun 20, 2014

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Photo ID: 486175

Photogenic Phantom. One of the two surviving Baldwin K-27 "Mudhens" rolls a consist of tanks and boxes westbound through Phantom Curve, just outside Osier, Colorado on a sunny, fall afterno... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Osier, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 463
Train ID: Freight Extra 463
Photo Date: September 30, 2013


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Added: Jun 18, 2014

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Photo ID: 486097

Phantom in the phall. The morning sun illuminates the Aspens as D&RGW Consolidation #315 leads a stock extra eastbound through Phantom Curve, en route to Antonito, CO.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Osier, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 315
Train ID: Stock Extra 315
Photo Date: October 01, 2013


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Added: Jun 18, 2014

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Photo ID: 485959

Here comes the Silverton up from the canyon. A Durango & Silverton special passenger extra emerges from the Animas Canyon at the Timber Bridge just outside Silverton, Colorado, during Railf... (more)

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Silverton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 473
Train ID: Passenger Extra 473
Photo Date: August 23, 2010


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Added: Jun 16, 2014

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Photo ID: 456934

Osier after dark. Free of the light pollution from modern civilization, the heavens above put on a spellbinding display over the old D&RGW water tank in Osier, Colorado. Backlighting by God... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Osier, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 315
Train ID: None
Photo Date: September 30, 2013


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Added: Oct 31, 2013

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Photo ID: 456796

Steamscape: Lava Loop. The late afternoon sun is beginning to cast long shadows as Stock Extra 315 rounds the Lava Loop, passing the old D&RGW Water Tank. Located just about 10 miles sout... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Los Pinos, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 315
Train ID: Stock Extra 315
Photo Date: October 01, 2013


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Added: Oct 29, 2013

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Photo ID: 456775

Chama after dark. The crew of a D&RGW Locomotive prepare their engine for a late evening departure as the Chama Station baggage handlers load the mail and other cargo aboard a Baggage Expre... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Chama, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 315
Train ID: Passenger Extra 315
Photo Date: September 28, 2013


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Added: Oct 29, 2013

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Photo ID: 456673

Two spouts, no waiting. The early morning sun filters through the grove of trees on the east side of the Chama Yard as multiple steam locomotives are readied for duty on Cumbres turns. In ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Chama, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 488
Train ID: None
Photo Date: September 29, 2013


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Added: Oct 29, 2013

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Photo ID: 456657

Bed-time for the Mudhen. After a day-long freight drag from Chama via Cumbres Pass, a trusty K-27 Mudhen is now in the hands of the shop crew at Antonito, Colorado. As the Engineer and Fir... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Antonito, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 463
Train ID: None
Photo Date: October 01, 2013


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Added: Oct 28, 2013

Views: 5,659
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