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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: 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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Added: Jul 24, 2017

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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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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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Added: Jul 19, 2017

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Photo ID: 623636

Crossing the Animas southbound. Departing Silverton for Durango, our Silverton Mixed Train crosses the Animas for the first of 7 times, seen here on the timber bridge at MP 495.25, just a m... (more)

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


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Added: Jul 18, 2017

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Photo ID: 623539

Silverton under the stars. It's a shame that Winston Link never made it out to the Colorado Narrow Gauge. His flashbulb-lit scenes in the high country might have looked a bit like this. ... (more)

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


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Added: Jul 18, 2017

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Photo ID: 623030

The last Animas crossing. As she leaves the Animas Gorge and enters Silverton, our Mixed Train crosses the Animas one last time on the timber bridge at MP 495.25. This is always a great ph... (more)

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


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Added: Jul 13, 2017

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Photo ID: 622960

"And by the time you get your hide past the Snowshed Slide.... You've had a ride on the Silverton, The Silverton Train." Those words penned over 4 decades ago by William Dale Fries, Jr. (a... (more)

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


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Added: Jul 12, 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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Added: Jul 10, 2017

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Photo ID: 622714

Along the Rio de las Animas Perdidas. The old D&RGW Silverton Line follows the valley of the Rio de las Animas Perdidas (River of Lost Souls) from Durango to Silverton. After passing Tacom... (more)

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


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Added: Jul 09, 2017

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Photo ID: 620779

High Bridge Blow-Down. DRGW K-28 #473 executes a firebox blow-down as she rumbles across the High Bridge at Tacoma, around MP 471.2. The blow-down involves opening valves in the boiler, j... (more)

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


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Added: Jun 22, 2017

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Photo ID: 620692

On the High Line. Under a long-standing slow order, DRGW K-28 #473 takes her Silverton Mixed around the High Line Horseshoe Curve at MP 469.5.

The train pictured here is a reasonably au... (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 06, 2016


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Added: Jun 21, 2017

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Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 620604

Entering the High Line. DRGW 473, a K-28 "Sports Model" takes a Silverton Mixed Train north out of a deep rock cut and onto the High Line above the Animas River Gorge on a pretty ... (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 06, 2016


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Added: Jun 20, 2017

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Photo ID: 595754

Time-travelers meet at The Pass. Passing through the yard at Cumbres Pass, the time-travelers aboard the Cumbres & Toltec's Train 216 experience one of the many flash-backs they'll have thi... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cumbres, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: CTS 484
Train ID: 216
Photo Date: August 28, 2016


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Added: Nov 10, 2016

Views: 1,951
Comments: 1

Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 593230

Drifting through the S-Curve. With the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad's 2016 Narrow Gauge Rendezvous Event drawing down, all of the equipment is headed down the 4% grade toward Chama. W... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Lobato, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 315
Train ID: Passenger Extra 463
Photo Date: August 28, 2016


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Added: Oct 19, 2016

Views: 1,482
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Photo ID: 593147

Steamscape: Windy Point from Perry's Pond. On a late summer afternoon, D&RGW 463 drifts down the 4% grade below Windy Point, passing the small beaver pond that has informally been named for... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Coxo, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 463
Train ID: Work Extra 463
Photo Date: August 28, 2016


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Added: Oct 19, 2016

Views: 1,742
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