Rio Grande Southern Galloping Goose No. 5 passes the water tank at Cresco, Colorado on Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad’s 4-percent climb of Cumbres Pass on May 25, 1999. This “motor” as RGS ori... (more)
Wild West At Golden:
Florence & Cripple Creek 4-6-0 No. 20 was built by Schenectady in 1899. In 1916, F&CC No. 20 was sold to the Rio Grande Southern and it spent the next 35 years on the Silver ... (more)
As a spring storm brews to the west, Rio Grande Southern Galloping Goose No. 5 is meeting the regular Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad passenger train at Osier, Colorado, on May 25, 1999. This “... (more)
The Rio Grande Southern nicely recreated in Southern California thanks to Knott's Berry Farm. Here authentic RGS 2-8-0 #41 is ready to depart with another train load of equally historic wooden co... (more)
Northbound Goose. Rio Grande Southern Motor Number 5, one of the famous Galloping Geese, cruises through the Rockwood Cut on a northbound run toward Cascade Canyon during Railfest 2011. G... (more)
Florence & Cripple Creek 4-6-0 No. 20 was built by Schenectady in 1899. In 1916, F&CC No. 20 was sold to the Rio Grande Southern and it spent the next 35 years on the Silver San Juan Route. After ... (more)
The Ghost Town & Calico Railroad's restored Rio Grande Southern Galloping Goose awaits the next weekday, when lower crowds see it being substituted for the steam train. This is one of the original... (more)
Hope I look this good (and still run) when I'm 130! One of Knott's Berry Farms' immaculately maintained C-19 narrow gauge Consolidations leads the Saturday train out of the Calico Ghost Town train... (more)
On display in the Durango Museum, Engine 42 was one of the 2-8-0 locomotives built by Baldwin in 1887 for the D&RG. In November 1916 the engine was sold to the Rio Grande Southern and was used til... (more)
Goose #7 carries passengers around the loop track at the Colorado Railroad Museum.
Galloping Goose! Having just turned on the wye, the former RGS Motor #5, aka "Galloping Goose #5", backs slowly into the Silverton Depot at the end of a late afternoon excursion on the Dura... (more)
Last morning of my trip and I visited this museum. Great place, I had visited the day before but there was a Thomas event on so I didn't bother going in. This was much more civilised.
When completed, the Rio Grande Southern Railroad had 142 bridges scattered along its 162 miles of track. This is not one of them, rather the Lobato trestle on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.
Always be prepared.You never know what you might run
into while near the tracks.Never made it to that part of the country where these things were common however
on this Sunday morning on my way ... (more)
A very interesting switch stand and a classic RGS caboose...