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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: 413343

Mudhen Kit.....some assembly required. The locomotive depicted in this photo is Denver & Rio Grande Western #463, a type K-27 Mikado built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1903. This loc... (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 22, 2012


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Added: Oct 28, 2012

Views: 7,529
Comments: 6

Favorited: 24

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Photo ID: 408681

Sunrise in Silverton, Colorado finds members of the Durango Railroad Historical Society hostling their Baldwin C-18 Locomotive for a day-long, mixed extra photo excursion to Durango. It's ... (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 21, 2010


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Added: Sep 09, 2012

Views: 4,540
Comments: 1

Favorited: 25

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Photo ID: 407514

Slide Country. A D&RGW Conductor and Engineer step carefully among the rocks as they approach each other to confer on the plan to traverse a recently cleared slide. Throughout its history,... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Needleton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 315
Train ID: Mixed Extra 315
Photo Date: August 21, 2010


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Added: Aug 28, 2012

Views: 3,710
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Favorited: 18

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Photo ID: 406674

Steamscape - Los Pinos Valley. A Denver & Rio Grande Western K-36 hauls a string of stock cars and mixed freight up the Los Pinos Valley, on the westbound run to Cumbres Pass. The train i... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Los Pinos, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 22, 2011


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Added: Aug 19, 2012

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Favorited: 20

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Photo ID: 404955

The Rio Grande never sleeps. The D&RGW Chama night hostlers position a K-36 helper locomotive for a drink at the yard's dual-spouted water tank, in preparation for a heavy sunrise freight t... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Chama , New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 22, 2011


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Added: Jul 31, 2012

Views: 2,263
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Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 404474

Cumbres after dark. After watering their locomotive, the crew of a late-night, Rio Grande freight hold at Cumbres Station, awaiting their orders to proceed down the 4% grade to their final ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 485
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 21, 2011


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Added: Jul 25, 2012

Views: 3,163
Comments: 2

Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 404393

Round 'em up! They're not happy, but their ride to market has arrived and it's time to load up. A cow-poke cracks the whip to get his herd together prior to entering the loading chutes at ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: None
Location: Osier, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 22, 2011


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Added: Jul 24, 2012

Views: 4,154
Comments: 3

Favorited: 22

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Photo ID: 404288

Loading livestock at Osier. The crew of a D&RGW stock train carefully aligns the doors of one of its cars with the loading chute at the stock pens in Osier, Colorado. A local rancher, sen... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Osier, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 22, 2011


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Added: Jul 23, 2012

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Favorited: 23

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Photo ID: 403838

Steamscape - Hamilton's Point. A Cumbres Turn hammers up the 4% grade at Hamilton's Point on a chilly morning in September. This location is believed to have been named for L.C.Hamilton, a... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cresco, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 22, 2011


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Added: Jul 18, 2012

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Favorited: 31

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Photo ID: 403756

Time-travelers meet at Los Pinos. A Lerro Productions Photo Freight sits in the hole at Los Pinos Siding to allow the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad's regular, daily westbound run out of ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Los Pinos, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 22, 2011


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Added: Jul 17, 2012

Views: 4,550
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Favorited: 23

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Photo ID: 403662

Cumbres Pass - Elevation 10,015 MSL. A Chama-bound freight eases up to the water plug in front of the depot at the storied Cumbres Pass Station. Once a very busy waystation on the D&RG Nar... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 485
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 21, 2011


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Added: Jul 16, 2012

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Favorited: 28

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Photo ID: 403576

Steamscape - Tanglefoot Curve. A westbound D&RGW freight ascends the last 100 vertical feet to the 10,000 ft. high Cumbres Pass over a curvaceous, mile and a half stretch of track, known as... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 485
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 21, 2011


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Added: Jul 15, 2012

Views: 3,092
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Favorited: 21

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Photo ID: 403291

On the Rio de Los Pinos. Along the route from Osier, CO to Cumbres Pass, the old D&RGW line makes a couple of rather interesting detours that enable the railroad to gain considerable elevat... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Los Pinos, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 22, 2011


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Added: Jul 12, 2012

Views: 3,219
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Favorited: 22

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Photo ID: 403190

Alamosa to Chama via Cumbres. Having taken water just 7 miles back at Osier, the Chama-bound 487 and her string of stockers charge past the well-worn Los Pinos Tank on the climb to Cumbres ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Los Pinos, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 22, 2011


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Added: Jul 11, 2012

Views: 5,019
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Favorited: 35

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Photo ID: 403095

Hammerin' up to Windy Point. A Rio Grande Freight slowly claws its way up the last few hundred yards toward the prominent rock formation known as Windy Point, which overlooks Cumbres Pass. ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 485
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 21, 2011


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Added: Jul 10, 2012

Views: 2,535
Comments: 1

Favorited: 19

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