RailPictures.Net Photo: DRGW 488 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Steam 2-8-2 at Coxo, Colorado by Kevin Madore
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Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (more..)
Steam 2-8-2 (more..)
Coxo (MP 332.80) (more..)
Coxo, Colorado, USA (more..)
October 20, 2012
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DRGW 488 (more..)
Freight Extra 488 (more..)
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Steamscape: Coxo. The morning sun is still behind the ridges to the east as D&RGW K-36 #488 claws her way past the little yellow telephone box at Coxo, with a short Cumbres Turn. The temperature inversion and the dead-calm winds on this chilly October morning cause the 488's plume to stagnate near the ground, inscribing her path in the tree-tops over the past half mile. The locomotive is working hard in this stretch, and her stack-talk is audible for miles up and down the Chama Valley. She's into the home stretch, with just about 2 grueling miles to go to reach her destination at the 10,000 ft high Cumbres Pass.
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