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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.
Photo Album By: Kevin Madore
 
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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

Views: 1,361
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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

Views: 745
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Favorited: 9

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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: 1,798
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

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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: 1,607
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Favorited: 23

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Photo ID: 590917

Double-header westbound at Tanglefoot. A classic, early 1900s double-header graces the complex curves of the Cumbres Loop, known more popularly as "Tanglefoot Curve." This train is westbo... (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 28, 2016


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Added: Sep 29, 2016

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Favorited: 24

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Photo ID: 590820

Pinning on the power. A D&RGW K-27 Locomotive couples up to a freight consist in the yard at Cumbres Pass, in preparation for the trip down the 4% grade to Chama, NM and beyond. On the si... (more)

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


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Added: Sep 28, 2016

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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.

The Toltec Gorge a... (more)

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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Added: Sep 27, 2016

Views: 2,155
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Favorited: 23

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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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Added: Sep 26, 2016

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Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 589820

Steamscape - Los Pinos. After filling its tender with water at the Los Pinos Tank, D&RGW 315 heads west toward Cumbres Pass with 10 freight cars and a caboose on a cool, late summer afterno... (more)

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


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Added: Sep 20, 2016

Views: 1,178
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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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Added: Sep 19, 2016

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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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Added: Sep 16, 2016

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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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Added: Sep 14, 2016

Views: 1,708
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Favorited: 14

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Photo ID: 588964

Work Extra 315 at Dalton. Just a few minutes prior to the alpine sunset, Work Extra 315 passes the private crossing at Dalton with a single boxcar and a short train of gons.

I waited he... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Lobato, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 315
Train ID: Work Extra 315
Photo Date: August 25, 2016


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Added: Sep 12, 2016

Views: 1,770
Comments: 1

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