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Narrow Gauge Railroads in Colorado and New Mexico
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Photo ID: 590728

Could this be the RGS at the Lizardhead snow shed in 1949?The remains of the snowshed at Cumbres and the weed grown wye track provide a reasonably good imitation of the old RGS, given it is over 6... (more)

Railroad: Rio Grande Southern
Locomotive: Gallooping Goose
Location: Antonito, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: RGS 7
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 28, 2016


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By: John West

Added: Sep 27, 2016

Views: 2,633
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Photo ID: 590668

Snaking her way past MP 308.7, DRGW Locomotive 315 hugs the contours of the hills above the Rio de Los Pinos as she hauls her freight consist west toward Toltec Gorge.

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Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Toltec, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 315
Train ID: Work Extra 315
Photo Date: August 27, 2016


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Sep 27, 2016

Views: 4,537
Comments: 1

Favorited: 24

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Photo ID: 590566

Charging east at Cascade. Well, charging in quotes anyway. Trains typically take this trestle at relatively low speed, given the obvious consequences of a mishap. The iron bridge over C... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Osier, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 315
Train ID: Work Extra 315
Photo Date: August 27, 2016


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Sep 26, 2016

Views: 4,045
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Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 590152

Last minute maintenance. Here's an RGS mechanic attempting to troubleshoot a problem with Motor #5, as her Motorman waits impatiently in the cab. The #5 machine originally had a Pierce-Ar... (more)

Railroad: Rio Grande Southern
Locomotive: RGS Galloping Goose
Location: Chama, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: RGS Motor 5
Train ID: RGS Goose #5
Photo Date: August 27, 2016


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Sep 23, 2016

Views: 2,406
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 590041

An essential step in firing a steam locomotive is the blow-down. This opens the boiler to atmospheric pressure just above the mudring, allowing the steam pressure above the water to force all of t... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Golden, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 491
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 23, 2016


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By: Nick Hovey

Added: Sep 22, 2016

Views: 2,267
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Photo ID: 590038

A pair of Geese fly over Cascade Creek. Running together in open country for the first time in decades, RGS Motors #5 and 7 tip-toe across the 408 ft. long deck-plate girder bridge, that to... (more)

Railroad: Rio Grande Southern
Locomotive: RGS Galloping Goose
Location: Osier, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: RGS Motor 5
Train ID: RGS Goose #5
Photo Date: August 27, 2016


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Sep 22, 2016

Views: 3,191
Comments: 1

Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 589956

A grand old Goose spreads her wings. After decades running in circles at her home in the Colorado Railroad Museum, RGS Motor #7, one of the Rio Grande Southern's fabled Galloping Geese, get... (more)

Railroad: Rio Grande Southern
Locomotive: RGS Galloping Goose
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: RGS Motor 7
Train ID: RGS Goose #7
Photo Date: August 26, 2016


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Sep 21, 2016

Views: 6,841
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Favorited: 27

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Photo ID: 589808

Preparing for the day's "Dinosaur Train" runs, the crew of D&RGW 491 fill the tender at No Agua tank on a summer morning.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Golden, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 491
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 23, 2016


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By: Nick Hovey

Added: Sep 20, 2016

Views: 1,483
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Photo ID: 589806

On point of a stock train, D&RGW 318 simmers in the night, awaiting orders. Photo taken at the night photo shoot at the Colorado Railroad Museum, during the 2016 NRHS Convention in Denver. Ligh... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Golden, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 318
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 21, 2016


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By: Nick Hovey

Added: Sep 20, 2016

Views: 2,162
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 589804

Having been brought off the ready track at the roundhouse, the bulk of Colorado Railroad Museum's largest operating locomotive fills the turntable.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Golden, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 491
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 23, 2016


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By: Nick Hovey

Added: Sep 20, 2016

Views: 2,016
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Favorited: 3


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Photo ID: 589674

Setting off for Alamosa. With a train of boxcars and gondolas that was assembled in the yard at the 10,000 ft high Cumbres Pass Yard, Work Extra 315 departs eastbound for Alamosa, seen here... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 315
Train ID: Work Extra 315
Photo Date: August 26, 2016


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Sep 19, 2016

Views: 4,183
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Favorited: 14

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Photo ID: 589296

Servicing in the Cumbres Yard. After a pretty arduous climb up the 4% grade out of Chama on wet rails, we see the Durango Railroad Historical Society (DRHS) crew servicing their locomotive ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 315
Train ID: Work Extra 315
Photo Date: August 26, 2016


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Sep 16, 2016

Views: 7,860
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Favorited: 29

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Photo ID: 589122

Work Extra 315 approaches Cresco Tank. On this misty, late summer morning, Engineer Jeremy Garcia is using all of his years of experience and skill to keep little 315 on her feet as she cla... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Cresco, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 315
Train ID: Work Extra 315
Photo Date: August 26, 2016


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Sep 14, 2016

Views: 2,963
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Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 589106

Having arrived at her final destination, C-19 #346 takes a spin on the turntable before being put away for the evening. This is my slightly more O. Winston Link angle on the shot. Photo taken at t... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Golden, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 346
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 21, 2016


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By: Nick Hovey

Added: Sep 14, 2016

Views: 2,009
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Favorited: 3
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Photo ID: 589105

Having arrived at her final destination, C-19 #346 takes a spin on the turntable before being put away for the evening. Photo taken at the night photo shoot at the Colorado Railroad Museum, dur... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Golden, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 346
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 21, 2016


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By: Nick Hovey

Added: Sep 14, 2016

Views: 1,783
Comments: 0

Favorited: 5
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