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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.
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Photo ID: 807332

The Rockwood Cut: It's a tight fit! Our 2021 Trains Magazine charter on the Durango & Silverton wrapped up with the photo train, pulled by K-37 #493, arriving back at Rockwood Station, wher... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Rockwood, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 493
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 03, 2021


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Added: Jul 12, 2022

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Photo ID: 806224

Afternoon on the High Line.Late in the afternoon, on a sunny day in early September, D&RGW K-37 #493 takes her Silverton Mixed Train southbound around the High Line Horseshoe Curve (MP 469.... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Rockwood, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 493
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 03, 2021


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Jun 28, 2022

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Photo ID: 806223

Afternoon arrival on the High Line.D&RGW K-37 #493 rounds the rocky point at the north end of the famous High Line Horseshoe Curve at Milepost 469.5, in Rockwood Colorado, hauling a mixed t... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Rockwood, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 493
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 03, 2021


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Added: Jun 28, 2022

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Photo ID: 806149

Take on some water at the Needleton Tank.The former D&RGW K-37 Locomotive #493 makes a big show of her southbound departure from the legacy Needleton Tank at Milepost 484.4. This is one of... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Needleton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 493
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 03, 2021


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Added: Jun 27, 2022

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Photo ID: 806148

Leaving Silverton behind. Pouring out a nice, dark plume, D&RGW K-37 #493 heads south across the Animas Timber Bridge just south of Silverton, CO at Milepost 495.25, beginning her 45 mile j... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Silverton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 493
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 03, 2021


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Added: Jun 27, 2022

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Photo ID: 805839

Dusk arrival in Silverton. The sun has disappeared below the horizon but the evening twilight remains, at least for a few minutes, as Denver & Rio Grande Western K-37 Locomotive #493 pulls ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Silverton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 493
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 02, 2021


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Added: Jun 23, 2022

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Photo ID: 805838

Up from the canyon.... A little over a mile and a half from the end of track in Silverton, CO, D&RGW K-37 #493 emerges from the Animas Canyon, crossing the river of the same name for the fi... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Silverton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 493
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 02, 2021


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Added: Jun 23, 2022

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Photo ID: 805686

Northbound Silverton Mixed at Whitehead Gulch. Denver & Rio Grande Western K-37 #493 hauls her Silverton Mixed Train north past Whitehead Gulch (MP 491.95), some 5 miles from her ultimate d... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Silverton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 493
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 02, 2021


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Added: Jun 21, 2022

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Photo ID: 805685

A little early fall color at Needleton. When you mention fall color on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, everyone pictures golden groves of aspens on the hillsides. In this s... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Needleton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 493
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 02, 2021


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Added: Jun 21, 2022

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Photo ID: 805559

Milepost 480: Bubbling Rock. With the sun finally breaking through the early morning overcast, we catch a nicely lit view of the former D&RGW K-37 #493 charging north past Milepost 480 at a... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Needleton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 493
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 02, 2021


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Added: Jun 20, 2022

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Photo ID: 805558

On the High Bridge: Milepost 471.23. Here's a wide-angle view of the big K-37 #493 as she rumbles across the High Bridge over the Animas River (MP 471.23) with her Silverton mixed consist, ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Tacoma, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 493
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 02, 2021


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Added: Jun 20, 2022

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Photo ID: 805251

Second Animas Crossing: The High Bridge. Here's a downstream view of the former D&RGW K-37 Locomotive #493, as she crosses the High Bridge at Tacoma (MP 471.23) northbound, with a Silverton... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Tacoma, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 493
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 02, 2021


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Added: Jun 16, 2022

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Photo ID: 805250

Stepping out on the High Line. Baldwin K-37 Locomotive #493 emerges from the rock cut at Milepost 469.4, beginning her trek across the famous High Line Horseshoe Curve, high above the Anima... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Rockwood, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 493
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 02, 2021


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Added: Jun 16, 2022

Views: 1,300
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Photo ID: 805102

On the shelf at Elbert Creek. Here's a wide view of Denver & Rio Grande Western K-37 Locomotive #493, as she brings her Silverton Mixed consist across the rock shelf above Elbert Creek at a... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Rockwood, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 493
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 02, 2021


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Added: Jun 14, 2022

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Photo ID: 786341

Water stop: Los Pinos Tank. After stopping to fill their respective tender cisterns, D&RG Locomotives #168 and 425 pull away from the Los Pinos Tank (MP 325.5) and begin climbing the last 5... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Los Pinos, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 168
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: August 27, 2021


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Added: Nov 02, 2021

Views: 2,057
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