RailPictures.Net Photo: DRGW 478 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Steam 2-8-2 at Silverton, Colorado by Kevin Madore
 
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Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (more..)
Steam 2-8-2 (more..)
Animas River Timber Bridge (MP 495.25) (more..)
Silverton, Colorado, USA (more..)
September 25, 2011
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DRGW 478 (more..)
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Southbound out of Silverton. With the Aspens just starting to pop on the nearby hillsides, D&RGW #478 leaves Silverton, Colorado with a mixed train bound for Durango. The 478 is one of three remaining Alco K-28s, from the original group of 10, all of which are now owned by the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. For the past dozen years or so, the 473 and 478 have been the "runners", while the 476 has been on static display inside the D&SNG Museum. Although the 476 is restorable, it is currently being held in reserve. With 4 active K-36s and 2 K-28s, the railroad has ample power available to handle its very active schedule.
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