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Photo ID: 745124

D&SNG K28 #476 with the 2018 Fall Photographer's Train en tow, crosses the Animas at Tefft, CO 9/23/18.

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Tefft, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: D&SNG 476
Train ID:
Photo Date: September 23, 2018


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By: Brian Sandberg

Added: Aug 15, 2020

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Photo ID: 745083

D&SNG K36 #482, a 1925 Baldwin, leads its train out of Durango, CO, passing Trimble 10/6/16.

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Durango, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: D&SNG 482
Train ID:
Photo Date: October 06, 2016


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By: Brian Sandberg

Added: Aug 14, 2020

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Photo ID: 744635

One of the steam engines operated by the Georgetown Loop Railroad is an ex Guatemala Railway 2-8-0 built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1920. It is seen here passing over the Devils Gate Trestle,... (more)

Railroad: Georgetown Looop RR
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Georgetown, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: GLRX 40
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 08, 2020


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By: BUFFIE

Added: Aug 09, 2020

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Photo ID: 744074

The caboose is connected and its time for the engineer to mount up and take the Rio Grande Southern #20 (4-6-0) to the Colorado Railroad Museum station for the morning's first passenger trip. The... (more)

Railroad: Rio Grande Southern
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Golden, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: RGS 20
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 01, 2020


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By: BUFFIE

Added: Aug 02, 2020

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Photo ID: 744040

With its 14 year restoration complete Rio Grande Southern 4-6-0 #20 makes its public debut at the Colorado Railroad Museum, pulling excursions throughout the day.

Railroad: Rio Grande Southern
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Golden, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: RGS 20
Train ID: -----
Photo Date: August 01, 2020


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By: Ryan Slaton

Added: Aug 02, 2020

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Photo ID: 734670

It's a beautiful mid-summer morning as former Westside Lumber Company Shay #12 backs its train over the Devil's Gate high bridge headed for Devil's Gate station on the Georgetown Loop.

Railroad: Georgetown Loop
Locomotive: Shay 3 truck
Location: Silver Plume, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: GTL 12
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 06, 2004


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By: Scott Turner

Added: May 01, 2020

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Photo ID: 733471

Former IRCA locomotive #40 backs its train down the Georgetown Loop's Devil's Gate High Bridge. It is the final day of operation for the original loop operator, and all three loop locomotives are... (more)

Railroad: Georgetown Loop
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Silver Plume, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: GTL 40
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 03, 2004


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By: Scott Turner

Added: Apr 20, 2020

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Photo ID: 731874

D&RGW #485 has stopped at the water plug on top of Cumbres Pass with its freight train. The light is fading, but there'll be much more to photograph after the sun goes down, as we'll pause to get... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 485
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 21, 2011


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By: Scott Turner

Added: Apr 08, 2020

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Photo ID: 731439

C&TS #488 is the helper today on this early June doubleheader, with #487 as the road engine. Pictured here at Coxo, the train will enter a sharp curve just behind my location, cross Wolf Creek on... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: CTS 488
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 09, 2005


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By: Scott Turner

Added: Apr 05, 2020

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Photo ID: 731205

A charter makes its way down from Cumbres Pass in this early June view, shot just up the line from Coxo Crossing. A couple of things of note here - on point is newly rebuilt #488 and in the consi... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 488
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 10, 2005


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By: Scott Turner

Added: Apr 03, 2020

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Photo ID: 731203

I was traveling to Chama, NM early on a Friday evening to spend a weekend shooting fall colors on the C&TS when I ran into a surprise as I crested Cumbres Pass on Hwy 17. A short eastbound train ... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 08, 2004


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By: Scott Turner

Added: Apr 03, 2020

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Photo ID: 729919

We had great snow for the 2005 Durango & Silverton Winter Photographer's special. Almost too much in places. Fortunately the D&S crews have done a great job packing snow down at runby locations ... (more)

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Durango, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 473
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 26, 2005


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By: Scott Turner

Added: Mar 24, 2020

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Photo ID: 726378

“A Tale of Fire and Ice”

High above the nearly frozen Rio De Las Animas Perdidas, Locomotive No. 493 of the Durango and Silverton Railroad makes her return to active service af... (more)

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Rockwood, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 493
Train ID: DSNG 493
Photo Date: February 16, 2020


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By: William Diehl

Added: Feb 21, 2020

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Photo ID: 726042

“Proud as a Peacock, and struttin’ Her Stuff”

Locomotive No. 493 of the Durango and Silverton Railroad makes her return to active service after fifty-two years this weekend, wi... (more)

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Tacoma, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 493
Train ID: DSNG 493
Photo Date: February 16, 2020


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By: William Diehl

Added: Feb 18, 2020

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Photo ID: 719748

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... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Antonito, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 453
Train ID: Work Extra 453
Photo Date: September 30, 2018


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Dec 15, 2019

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