RailPictures.Net Photo: DRGW 315 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Steam 2-8-0 at Osier, Colorado by Kevin Madore
 
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Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (more..)
Steam 2-8-0 (more..)
Cascade Creek Trestle (MP 319.95) (more..)
Osier, Colorado, USA (more..)
August 27, 2016
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DRGW 315 (more..)
Work Extra 315 (more..)
Kevin Madore (more..)
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Charging east at Cascade. Well, charging in quotes anyway. Trains typically take this trestle at relatively low speed, given the obvious consequences of a mishap. The iron bridge over Cascade Creek is the second trestle to exist at this location. It was built in 1889, is 408 ft. long and towers some 137 ft above the creek. This bridge was built to hold the very type of locomotive you see here, and while it is strong enough to hold larger engines such as the K-36, double-heading with any class of engine has never been allowed here, or on the similar trestle over Wolf Creek near Chama. If you ever wondered why D&RGW narrow gauge freights had helper engines cut into the middle or ends of the trains, this is the reason.

This particular shot of D&RGW #315 in morning light is one I have wanted for several years. The shot eluded me on a similar trip back in 2013, so it was great that we were able to stop here for a 3rd and final time during the Narrow Gauge Rendezvous.

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