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Photo ID: 791094

Fresh snow falls near the Hermosa tank as 481 begins the climb to Rockwood with the Durango & Silverton's Cascade Canyon Express.

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Durango, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 481
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 24, 2021


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By: Anthony DAmato

Added: Dec 27, 2021

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Photo ID: 791010

Durango & Silverton #493 steams along the Animas on a frigid winter morning.

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Durango, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 493
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 03, 2021


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By: Anthony DAmato

Added: Dec 26, 2021

Views: 1,528
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Photo ID: 789530

SLRG's annual Winter trains over La Veta Pass got a special steam powered pull this particular run.

Railroad: San Luis & Rio Grande
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Fir, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SLRG 18
Train ID: SLRG Winter Steam
Photo Date: January, 2011


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By: The Occidental Tourist

Added: Dec 09, 2021

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Photo ID: 789070

On Top of the World Cumbres & Toltec 487 has completed its climb to 10,022-ft Cumbres Pass. After a brief stop, the train will depart for Osier. Highway 17 is in the foreground; you c... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Cumbres , Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: CTS 487
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 29, 2021


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Dec 03, 2021

Views: 2,236
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Photo ID: 788609

Durango & Silverton K-28 No. 473 is approaching Rockwood, Colorado, with the 0930 train to Cascade Canyon. One of the biggest complaints I heard from railfans that oppose D&SNG converting its eng... (more)

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Rockwood, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 473
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 04, 2021


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Nov 28, 2021

Views: 1,101
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Photo ID: 788603

Southern Pacific 18 is the helper engine on today's 0900 Silverton Train, seen here heading upgrade out of Hermosa.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Hermosa, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP 18
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 04, 2021


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Nov 28, 2021

Views: 750
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Photo ID: 788221

With the early morning sun glistening on her polished flanks, the 425 gets ready to give the fans an unforgettable ride during the C&TS 50th anniversary. Born as Florence and Cripple Creek #3, El... (more)

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Antonito, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: 425
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 2021


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By: Dave McLeod

Added: Nov 24, 2021

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Photo ID: 787881

Rio Grande Southern #20 (4-6-0) gets a spin on the turn table in preparation for a day of running passengers around the grounds of the Colorado Railroad Museum.

Railroad: Rio Grande Southern
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Golden, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: RGS 20
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 01, 2020


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By: BUFFIE

Added: Nov 19, 2021

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Photo ID: 786532

SP 18 rounds the curve at Goblin Fire as low clouds swallow the towering peaks of the San Juans behind it.

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Silverton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: SP 18
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 02, 2021


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By: Anthony DAmato

Added: Nov 04, 2021

Views: 1,384
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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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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Nov 02, 2021

Views: 1,621
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Photo ID: 786151

Denver & Rio Grande 425 eases away from the Cumbres section house with the historic consist bound for Chama. This was the last leg of the "Across the Railroad" excursion on August 27, 20... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Cumbres Pass, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 425
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 27, 2021


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Oct 31, 2021

Views: 1,211
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Photo ID: 786060

Rio Grande 168 and 425 steam around Tanglefoot Curve as they approach the summit of Cumbres Pass.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Cumbres Pass, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRG 168
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 27, 2021


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Oct 30, 2021

Views: 1,000
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Photo ID: 785989

Drama at Cresco. A afternoon's worth, or perhaps multiple afternoons worth, of drama continues to unfold after today's wood-burner double header has come to a halt just below the Cresco wat... (more)

Railroad: Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming Company
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-0
Location: Cresco, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: CTFL Glenbrook
Train ID: Cumbres Extra
Photo Date: August 28, 2021


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Oct 29, 2021

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Photo ID: 785904

Top of the Whiplash. D&RG T-12 Locomotive #168 is pulling hard as she works westbound at the top of the serpentine grade known as "The Whiplash", near Milepost 296.8, not far from... (more)

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


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Oct 28, 2021

Views: 1,453
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Photo ID: 785825

Headed west.... The morning sun has ducked into a mid-level cloud deck as D&RG T-12 Locomotive #168 takes her San Juan Express consist west over Ferguson's Trestle a Milepost 285.87, headin... (more)

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


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Oct 27, 2021

Views: 1,351
Comments: 0

Favorited: 15
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