RailPictures.Net Photo: DRGW 478 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Steam 2-8-2 at Rockwood, Colorado by Kevin Madore
 
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Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (more..)
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High Line (MP 470) (more..)
Rockwood, Colorado, USA (more..)
February 22, 2011
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Eastbound Silverton Mixed. A D&RGW Mixed Freight lifts the pops as she slowly transits the High Line toward Rockwood Colorado on a chilly winter morning. The train depicted here is typical of narrow gauge operations on the D&RGW Silverton Branch prior to the tourist era. It is headed up by an Alco K-28 Locomotive, which is just small enough to cleanly negotiate some of the tight clearances that exist over the 2 mile stretch known as "The High Line", running from Tacoma to Rockwood Colorado. This shot depicts a portion of the High Line that is rarely seen in modern photos, because it is only lit like this in the morning and most current morning operations feature trains running in the other direction. The site is a few hundred yards east (railroad west....go figure!) of the famous Horseshoe Curve and was featured in a famous series of 1880s photos by the legendary Photographer, William Henry Jackson.
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