RailPictures.Net Photo: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Steam 2-8-2 at Antonito, Colorado by John West
 
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Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (more..)
Steam 2-8-2 (more..)
Leaving Antonito (more..)
Antonito, Colorado, USA (more..)
December, 1961
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Heading west for Cumbres from Antonito. A flanger and spreader train is clearing the line ahead of them. The rear of the train can be seen here.
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