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Photo ID: 627606

White passengers enjoy lunch, 463 cools her heels on her eastbound trip to Antonito from Chama.

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Osier, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: CTS 463
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 18, 2017


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Aug 20, 2017

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Photo ID: 627232

#489 rolls downhill from Cumbres Pass on its way to Chama. This was my first trip to the C&T and it was amazing. By far the best historical railroad I've been to yet. It was icing on the cake to b... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cresco, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 489
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 15, 2016


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By: Tklein707

Added: Aug 17, 2017

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Photo ID: 626255

Making its third of four crossings of Clear Creek between Devil's Gate and Silver Plume, former International Railways of Central America #111 barks up the grade on approach to the Lebanon Mine pl... (more)

Railroad: Georgetown Loop
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Georgetown, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: GLRR 111
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 09, 2017


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By: Nick Hovey

Added: Aug 10, 2017

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Photo ID: 624225

Back on the High Line. DRGW 473, an Alco K-28 Locomotive built in 1923, is seen here hauling her Silverton Mixed Train southbound around the High Line Horseshoe Curve, some 400 ft above the... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Rockwood, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 473
Train ID: Mixed Extra 473
Photo Date: October 07, 2016


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Jul 24, 2017

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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 624222

Union Pacific 844 moving through Carr Colorado

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam
Location: Carr, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: 844
Train ID: 844
Photo Date: June 22, 2017


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By: Andrew Button

Added: Jul 23, 2017

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Photo ID: 624214

K-28 class 473 crosses the Animas River southbound into Durango with a very late last train of the day due to some mechanical difficulties she experienced earlier in the morning.

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Durango, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 473
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 16, 2017


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jul 23, 2017

Views: 1,342
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Photo ID: 623870

Cement Wall southbound. From up on the rocks above track level, we see our Silverton Mixed charging southbound around the curve at MP 476.5 at the location known as "Cement Wall."... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cascade Canyon, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 473
Train ID: Mixed Extra 473
Photo Date: October 07, 2016


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Jul 20, 2017

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Photo ID: 623751

Twin Bridges - MP 489.9. Our Silverton Mixed crosses the Animas yet again just about 5 miles north of Needleton Tank. This location is known as "Twin Bridges" because there are t... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Needleton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 473
Train ID: Mixed Extra 473
Photo Date: October 07, 2016


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Jul 19, 2017

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Photo ID: 622833

MP 483 - Needle Creek Canyon. At around MP 483, our Silverton Mixed passes the confluence of Needle Creek and the Animas River. This location is a nice, open meadow and a great location to... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Needleton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 473
Train ID: Mixed Extra 473
Photo Date: October 06, 2016


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Jul 10, 2017

Views: 2,768
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Photo ID: 616091

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s Presidential Special makes a stop at Cascade, Colorado, on August 26, 2006. Mikado No. 473 is painted in “Bumblebee” colors applied to the locomotive fo... (more)

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cascade, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 473
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 26, 2006


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: May 10, 2017

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Photo ID: 603135

Leaving Silverton, Baldwin k-28 leads the first section of the days trains back to Durango along the Animas River.

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Silverton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: D&SNGRR 473
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 22, 2016


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Jan 15, 2017

Views: 5,385
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Photo ID: 596189

Up the hill to Silver Plume. Georgetown Loop Locomotive 111 is just about 3 minutes into her first run of the day to Silver Plume as she circles back around the Devil's Gate Station and pre... (more)

Railroad: Georgetown Loop
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Georgetown, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: GLRX 111
Train ID: 10:45 AM Train
Photo Date: October 08, 2016


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Nov 14, 2016

Views: 2,839
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Photo ID: 587027

With dignitaries from the Railroad Commission on board, No. 487 has backed its train into the Cumbres snowshed to drop them off for lunch at the new pavilion.

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cumbres Pass, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: CTS 487
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 14, 2015


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Aug 26, 2016

Views: 2,011
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Photo ID: 585915

Returning to Alamosa from Monte Vista

Railroad: San Luis & Rio Grande
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-0
Location: Alamosa, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SLRG 1744
Train ID: Fair Special
Photo Date: July 27, 2007


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By: Drew Jacksich

Added: Aug 14, 2016

Views: 2,202
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Photo ID: 584054

Deadheading to Denver for the annual Frontier Days Special, No. 844 charges through Platteville Colorado. Congratulations to the entire Union Pacific Steam Crew, Union Pacific Railroad, and every... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Platteville, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 844
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 21, 2016


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Jul 27, 2016

Views: 1,722
Comments: 1

Favorited: 12
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