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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: 634957

Tanks for the memories! A line-up of 6 Union Tank Car Company (UTLX), narrow frame tanks sit idle in front of the old Gramps Oil Loading Dock in the Chama Yard in early October of 2016. ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Narrow Frame Tank Cars
Location: Chama, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: UTLX 12757
Train ID: None
Photo Date: October 03, 2016


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Added: Oct 20, 2017

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Photo ID: 634825

Steamscape: COLORado. D&RGW Locomotive #315 emerges from the "blazing" aspen forest at Coxo, Colorado, just prior to crossing Highway 17 for the 3rd time on the run to Cumbres P... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Coxo, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 315
Train ID: Work Extra 315
Photo Date: October 02, 2016


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Added: Oct 19, 2017

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Favorited: 26

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Photo ID: 634824

There's gold in them there hills! The hills of the Chama Valley are ablaze with aspen gold as a short stock train slowly claws its way up the 4% grade toward Cumbres Pass. On level groun... (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: October 02, 2016


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Added: Oct 19, 2017

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Photo ID: 634692

Weed city....no weeds now! D&RGW Locomotive #315 chugs slowly toward the 28-car siding located just south of Lobato Trestle on the run to Cumbres Pass. Back in 1970, this site was used a... (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: October 02, 2016


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Added: Oct 17, 2017

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Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 634690

Passing Jukes' Tree. D&RGW Locomotive #315 sets off out of Chama, NM with 4 stock cars and a caboose for Cumbres Pass, seen here passing the more than 100 year-old tree named for early 20t... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Chama, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 315
Train ID: Work Extra 315
Photo Date: October 02, 2016


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Added: Oct 17, 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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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

Views: 1,300
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Favorited: 22

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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

Views: 1,996
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