RailPictures.Net Photo: RGS 455 Rio Grande Southern Steam 2-8-2 at Antonito, Colorado by Kevin Madore
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» Rio Grande Southern (more..)
» Steam 2-8-2 (more..)
» Ferguson's Trestle (MP 285.87)  (more..)
» Antonito, Colorado, USA (more..)
» September 05, 2017
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» RGS 455 (more..)
» Work Extra 455 (more..)
» Kevin Madore (more..)
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By the light of the silvery moon.... and with a little help from some strategically-placed strobe lights, RGS Mudhen #455 poses for an evening portrait with her freight train, on a remote desert trestle in Western Colorado.

Of course, this is really D&RGW #463 filling in for the long-ago-scrapped 455. Of the original 15 K-27 "Mudhens", only two survive and the 463 is the only one that still operates in Colorado. This image was captured at the end of the second day of a Rio Grande Southern re-creation freight charter, organized by the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad and operated on that line. The location is Ferguson's Trestle (aka "Hangman's Trestle"), which is about 5 miles west of Antonito Colorado. Strobe lighting was provided by Mike Shade. Moonlight was courtesy of the Big Trainmaster in the sky.

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