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On August 24 and 25, 2018, we visited Chama, New Mexico for the Trains Photo Charter. In addition to the special, I also shot 489 and 463. This was the first time I've seen 463 in action.
D&RGW 463 is a 3 foot narrow gauge, Mikado type, 2-8-2 steam railway locomotive built for the Denver and...
Colorado Narrow Gauge in the Fall
If you haven't been out to see any of the Colorado Narrow gauge railroads, do yourself a favor and get out there!
Only had a brief morning encounter with the Durango and Silverton.
1. Durango and Silverton pulling in to the Rockwood Station.
Lost piece of history rusting away .Just surprised The Up did not scarp it along time back.It one said "Property of D&RGW RR CO Persons Entering Upon Or Assume Or Crossing Are trespassing and assume All Risks"Wow how times have changed!
D&RGW #3633, Aztec, New Mexico, August 21, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler. There's a long story to this, here is the short story.
My friend, Chris Burritt, died this week (January 7, 2008), he's the guy on the left in the photo. So I'm thinking about my mortality, wondering about all these...
D&RGW K-37 492, near Milepost 400, approaching Gato, CO, August 19, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler
There is a long story and a short story to this photo, here is the short story. When I was 17, me and two friends set out on a trip from Chicago to Colorado and return to photograph the last...
Denver & Rio Grande Western F-7 #5654 at Denver Union Station, Denver, Colorado, August 20, 1964, photo by Chuck Zeiler. According to http://www.drgw.net/info/index.php?n=Main.F7, it was completed June 1950 (c/n 11406 on EMD order #6093), retired from the RIo Grande in May 1970, to Alaska...
Category: Vintage Passenger Train Photos - Diesel Era
D&RGW F9A #5771 & F9B #5762 sit under some partly cloudy skies at the Colorado Rail Museum in Golden.
LOCATION: Golden, Co
RAILROAD: Denver & Rio Grande Western
LOCOMOTIVE/TRAIN: EMD F9A & F9B
DATE: August 2007
D&RGW 2-8-0 # 683 sits on dispaly at the Colorado Rail Museum in Golden, Co. Built in October 1890 by Baldwin Locomotive Works as D&RG #583, it was renumbered to D&GRW #683 in 1924, she had a long & successful career before being retired in 1955. #683 is the only surving example...
The Flatirons, west of Denver, CO on the old D&RGW, at first light, after a foot of wet, heavy snow. This is the Tunnel 2-8 area.
Sharp-eyed readers will see Tunnel 2, 3 and 4 all on the right side of the pic.....
Rainbow Cut is immediately behind me, as is Plainview Siding...
East Plain Siding, Plainview, CO, New Years Eve, 2004: An empty coal train attacks the 2% grade, while entering the siding. With the bulk of the train occupying unknown degrees of tortuous curvature, the prime movers remain at full song. And the stack talk was incredible!!
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