Rio Grande narrow gauge 2-8-2 K-37 No. 491 pulls a train around the main line at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden on August 31, 2017.
Colorado Railroad Museum Engine 491 pulling away from the water tower
D&RGW K-37 491 takes a spin on the Colorado Railroad Museum's Armstrong turntable prior to a day of excursions for the Rio Grande Narrow Gauge Historical Society. In the background are the two old... (more)
The dual gauge trackage creates an interesting array of rails. (Note, photo was taken from a public crossing while the train was stopped.)
491 passes an old Rio Grande Flanger as it makes a lap around the roundhouse.
K-37 #491 makes laps around the short 1/3 mile museum loop.
K-37 #491 makes laps around the short 1/3 mile museum loops while Thomas makes laps on the G scale garden layout.
There are a number of private homes that sit next to the Colorado Railroad Museum's tracks. I wonder if they have come to love the real sounds of steam or always have plans on the weekends when t... (more)
DRGW 491 was rebuilt in 1930 at the Burnham Shops in Denver (now extinct) and converted from a 4 foot to a 3 foot gauge configuration. Designated K-37 class, the unique frame configuration had th... (more)
Weather permitting, on weekends the Colorado Railroad Museum likes to show off its collection of operating steam engines. When they ran DRGW 491 it drew a crowd, with railfans coming from miles a... (more)
DRGW 491 makes a lap around the grounds of the Colorado Railroad Museum.
The Fireman oils the bell of Rio Grande 2-8-2 K-37 No. 491 at it simmers on the turntable during the blue hour on the evening of November 17, 2014. The big Mikado (for three-foot narrow gauge, tha... (more)
DRGW 491 passes in front of the roundhouse at the Colorado Railroad Museum.
A new generation of railfan is born.
DRGW 491 looks and sounds great as it runs around the grounds of the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, Colorado. The museum prides itself on maintaining a variety of running steam engines.