RailPictures.Net Photo: DRGW 480 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Steam 2-8-2 at Alamosa, Colorado by John West
 
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Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (more..)
Steam 2-8-2 (more..)
Alamosa roundhouse (more..)
Alamosa, Colorado, USA (more..)
September, 1961
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DRGW 480 (more..)
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John West (more..)
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The 480 and 488 soak up the late afternoon sun coming through the windows of the Alamosa roundhouse.
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Colorado Narrow Gauge

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Rio Grande Narrow Gauge in the 60's

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The DRGW narrow gauge was the last major steam operation in the U.S. The climb over 10,000 foot Cumbres pass was spectacular, with two engines handling 70 car trains. Hopefully these images convey some of the drama of mountain steam railroading.
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