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By:BandA Fan
Dates:1/4/1900 - 9/4/1990
Album Info:Photos of main line action and other points of interest on my one and only trip to the Rockies. (Rev. 2/17/06)
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Dreamland
Title:  Dreamland
Description:  HMMM, wonder what we can find in HERE?
Photo Date:  6/22/1985  Upload Date: 4/8/2005 4:18:20 PM
Location:  Ogallala, NE
Author:  Carl Weber
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Views:  451   Comments: 3
CNW 7000
Title:  CNW 7000
Description:  Eastbound coal train just getting under way at 17:25 after a stop for..?
Photo Date:  8/28/1990  Upload Date: 5/23/2005 9:33:39 PM
Location:  Grand Island, NE
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CNW 7000(SD50)
Views:  466   Comments: 4
UP 2501
Title:  UP 2501
Description:  Extra 2501 east greets the rising sun at 07:30 in Kearnry.
Photo Date:  8/29/1990  Upload Date: 5/23/2005 9:34:16 PM
Location:  Kearney, NE
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  UP 2501(C30-7)
Views:  405   Comments: 0
UP 2501
Title:  UP 2501
Description:  Extra 2501 east heads for the sun in Kearney.
Photo Date:  8/29/1990  Upload Date: 5/23/2005 9:34:40 PM
Location:  Grand Island, NE
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  UP 2501(C30-7)
Views:  380   Comments: 1
UP 6199
Title:  UP 6199
Description:  Westbound empty coal train rolls through Kearney at 07:32.
Photo Date:  8/29/1990  Upload Date: 5/23/2005 9:35:02 PM
Location:  Kearney, NE
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  UP 6199(SD60M)
Views:  372   Comments: 0
UP 3213
Title:  UP 3213
Description:  The extra 3213 east through Kearney at 07:47.
Photo Date:  8/29/1990  Upload Date: 5/23/2005 9:35:39 PM
Location:  Kearney, NE
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  UP 3213(SD40-2)
Views:  335   Comments: 2
CNW 5055
Title:  CNW 5055
Description:  Pair of C&NW units haul a string of coil cars eastward through Odessa at 08:00.
Photo Date:  8/29/1990  Upload Date: 5/23/2005 9:46:40 PM
Location:  Odessa, NE
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CNW 5055(GP50)
Views:  432   Comments: 1
CNW 5055
Title:  CNW 5055
Description:  CNW extar 5055 east heads into the bright light of a new day.
Photo Date:  8/29/1990  Upload Date: 5/23/2005 9:47:07 PM
Location:  Odessa, NE
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CNW 5055(GP50)
Views:  391   Comments: 1
CNW 7022
Title:  CNW 7022
Description:  Another pair of C&NW units haul a unit hopper train eastward through Elm creek at 08:19.
Photo Date:  8/29/1990  Upload Date: 5/23/2005 9:47:36 PM
Location:  Elm Creek, NE
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CNW 7022(SD50)
Views:  472   Comments: 2
UP 9309
Title:  UP 9309
Description:  Eastbound container train through Sutherland at 09:36.
Photo Date:  8/29/1990  Upload Date: 5/23/2005 9:48:31 PM
Location:  Sutherland, NE
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  UP 9309(C40-8)
Views:  397   Comments: 2
UP 9375
Title:  UP 9375
Description:  The 9375 handles a 100 car coal train single-handedly off the Alliance br. on the west side of North Platte at 10:04.
Photo Date:  8/29/1990  Upload Date: 5/23/2005 9:49:05 PM
Location:  North Platte, NE
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  UP 9375(C40-8W)
Views:  556   Comments: 2
UP 2534
Title:  UP 2534
Description:  Extra 2534 west races through Ogallala at 11:44.
Photo Date:  8/29/1990  Upload Date: 5/23/2005 9:49:42 PM
Location:  Ogallala, NE
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  UP 2534(C30-7)
Views:  478   Comments: 1
Tennessee Pass
Title:  Tennessee Pass
Description:  The SLROT descends the 3.5% on the west side of the pass at Mitchell.
Photo Date:  8/31/1990  Upload Date: 2/17/2006 7:20:26 PM
Location:  Mitchell, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  DRGW 5394(SD40T-2) DRGW 5384(SD40T-2) DRGW 5348(SD40T-2) SSW 6890(SD45T-2M)
Views:  1012   Comments: 0
Tennessee Pass
Title:  Tennessee Pass
Description:  SLROT continues downgrade at West Mitchell.
Photo Date:  8/31/1990  Upload Date: 2/17/2006 7:21:28 PM
Location:  Mitchell, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  DRGW 5394(SD40T-2) DRGW 5384(SD40T-2) DRGW 5348(SD40T-2) SSW 6890(SD45T-2M)
Views:  665   Comments: 0
Tennessee Pass, GJNSM (1)
Title:  Tennessee Pass, GJNSM (1)
Description:  I drive all the way to Colorado to see Rio Grande and what do I get.....EsPee! GJNSM working upgrade at Michell.
Photo Date:  8/31/1990  Upload Date: 2/17/2006 7:28:36 PM
Location:  Mitchell, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  SSW 6877(SD45T-2M) SP 9328(SD45T-2) SP 8236(SD40T-2)
Views:  470   Comments: 0
Tennessee Pass, GJNSM (2)
Title:  Tennessee Pass, GJNSM (2)
Description:  A cropped section of preceding photo for a closer look at the power (?!) At least the lead unit has a nice clean red nose!
Photo Date:  8/31/1990  Upload Date: 2/17/2006 7:30:03 PM
Location:  Mitchell, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  SSW 6877(SD45T-2M) SP 9328(SD45T-2) SP 8236(SD40T-2)
Views:  702   Comments: 0
Tennessee Pass, GJNSM (3)
Title:  Tennessee Pass, GJNSM (3)
Description:  GJNSM, Grand Junction to Norfolk Southern Manifest was a "collection" of empty autoracks compiled at Grand Junction from other trains coming from the west coast.
Photo Date:  8/31/1990  Upload Date: 2/17/2006 7:31:15 PM
Location:  Mitchell, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  SP 8236(SD40T-2) SSW 6877(SD45T-2M) SP 9328(SD45T-2)
Views:  449   Comments: 0
Tennessee Pass, GJNSM (4)
Title:  Tennessee Pass, GJNSM (4)
Description:  The GJNSM continues working up through Mitchell.
Photo Date:  8/31/1990  Upload Date: 2/17/2006 7:32:52 PM
Location:  Mitchell, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  SSW 6877(SD45T-2M) SP 9328(SD45T-2) SP 8236(SD40T-2)
Views:  482   Comments: 0
Tennessee Pass, GJNSM (5)
Title:  Tennessee Pass, GJNSM (5)
Description:  Too bad I can't include the sound track with this....Run 8 EMD howl and squealing flanges with all those 89 foot cars and tight curves!
Photo Date:  8/31/1990  Upload Date: 2/17/2006 7:34:40 PM
Location:  Mitchell, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  SSW 6877(SD45T-2M) SP 9328(SD45T-2) SP 8236(SD40T-2)
Views:  636   Comments: 1
Tennessee Pass, GJNSM (6)
Title:  Tennessee Pass, GJNSM (6)
Description:  Head end of GJNSM works it's way through the reverse curve at Mitchell.
Photo Date:  8/31/1990  Upload Date: 2/17/2006 7:52:49 PM
Location:  Mitchell, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  SSW 6877(SD45T-2M) SP 9328(SD45T-2) SP 8236(SD40T-2)
Views:  410   Comments: 0
Tennessee Pass, GJNSM (7)
Title:  Tennessee Pass, GJNSM (7)
Description:  Just about the time the sound of the head end of the GJNSM is drowned out by distance and squealing flanges, it's replaced by four more howling EMD's, the entire Minturn helper set buried 2/3's back in the train.
Photo Date:  8/31/1990  Upload Date: 2/17/2006 7:54:27 PM
Location:  Mitchell, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  DRGW 5383(SD40T-2) DRGW 5350(SD40T-2) DRGW 5360(SD40T-2) DRGW 5351(SD40T-2)
Views:  749   Comments: 0
Tennessee Pass, GJNSM (8)
Title:  Tennessee Pass, GJNSM (8)
Description:  Swing helpers swing through the curves at Mitchell.
Photo Date:  8/31/1990  Upload Date: 2/17/2006 7:55:39 PM
Location:  Mitchell, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  DRGW 5383(SD40T-2) DRGW 5350(SD40T-2) DRGW 5351(SD40T-2) DRGW 5360(SD40T-2)
Views:  625   Comments: 0
Tennessee Pass, GJNSM (9)
Title:  Tennessee Pass, GJNSM (9)
Description:  Maybe Uncle Pete really doesn't need the Tennessee Pass route, but it WAS one hell of a place to watch AND listen to trains overcoming gravity!
Photo Date:  8/31/1990  Upload Date: 2/17/2006 7:56:44 PM
Location:  Mitchell, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  DRGW 5383(SD40T-2) DRGW 5350(SD40T-2) DRGW 5360(SD40T-2) DRGW 5351(SD40T-2)
Views:  967   Comments: 0
Tennessee Pass, GJNSM (10)
Title:  Tennessee Pass, GJNSM (10)
Description:  The summit of the pass is about 2 and a 1/2 miles further up as we see the train at three differant levels.
Photo Date:  8/31/1990  Upload Date: 2/17/2006 7:57:51 PM
Location:  Mitchell, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  685   Comments: 0
(1) BNROM
Title:  (1) BNROM
Description:  BNROM "cools his heels", well, actually his traction motors, at Tolland. The trailing unit, an SD45, died completely on the way up to here, so he sat for 15-20 minutes, taking a break.
Photo Date:  9/1/1990  Upload Date: 9/6/2006 4:58:15 PM
Location:  Tolland, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  DRGW 3077(GP40)
Views:  410   Comments: 0
(2) BNROM
Title:  (2) BNROM
Description:  Engineer figures they've had enough time to cool off, so restarts the train. The 3077 had some really skanky horns.
Photo Date:  9/1/1990  Upload Date: 9/6/2006 4:59:10 PM
Location:  Tolland, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  DRGW 3077(GP40)
Views:  236   Comments: 0
(3) BNROM
Title:  (3) BNROM
Description:  The engineer isn't fooling around as he notches 'em out in a hurry. Fortunately, I also have this on video tape, so can listen to the building crescendo whenever I get the urge.
Photo Date:  9/1/1990  Upload Date: 9/6/2006 4:59:48 PM
Location:  Tolland, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  DRGW 3077(GP40)
Views:  378   Comments: 0
(4) BNROM
Title:  (4) BNROM
Description:  BNROM rounds the curve for the last lap into Moffat tunnel. Still only doing about 10-15 mph, but they're in Run 8.
Photo Date:  9/1/1990  Upload Date: 9/6/2006 5:00:46 PM
Location:  Tolland, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  DRGW 3077(GP40)
Views:  332   Comments: 0
(5) BNROM
Title:  (5) BNROM
Description:  "Ah, I can see my goal up ahead! Not far, now".
Photo Date:  9/1/1990  Upload Date: 9/6/2006 5:01:41 PM
Location:  Tolland, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  DRGW 3077(GP40)
Views:  302   Comments: 0
(6) BNROM
Title:  (6) BNROM
Description:  Drawing ever so steadily closer to the east portal of the Moffat.
Photo Date:  9/1/1990  Upload Date: 9/6/2006 5:02:45 PM
Location:  Tolland, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  DRGW 3077(GP40)
Views:  320   Comments: 0
(7) BNROM
Title:  (7) BNROM
Description:  Once over the apex in the tunnel, he'll "drop like a bowling ball" out of the west portal, as one Rio Grande engineer described it.
Photo Date:  9/1/1990  Upload Date: 9/6/2006 5:04:22 PM
Location:  Tolland, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories:  Scenic,Tunnel,Action
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Views:  303   Comments: 0
Colorado Railroad Museum
Title:  Colorado Railroad Museum
Description:  The famous RGS ten wheeler #20 began life as Florence & Cripple Creek #20, and was purchased by the RGS, along with 2 other ten wheelers, from the F&CC in 1916.
Photo Date:  9/2/1990  Upload Date: 2/14/2006 5:10:38 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  RGS 20(4-6-0)
Views:  1287   Comments: 1
Colorado Railroad Museum
Title:  Colorado Railroad Museum
Description:  The "RICO" was built by Billmeyer & Small in 1880 as a mail car for the D&RG. Rebuilt to business car "RICO" in 7/1892.
Photo Date:  9/2/1990  Upload Date: 2/14/2006 5:11:52 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  778   Comments: 0
Colorado Railroad Museum
Title:  Colorado Railroad Museum
Description:  The 583, a C-28 class consolidation, was renumbered 683 in 1924. CRM has since restored it to it's #683 appearance.
Photo Date:  9/2/1990  Upload Date: 2/14/2006 5:19:10 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  DRG 583(2-8-0)
Views:  648   Comments: 2
Colorado Railroad Museum
Title:  Colorado Railroad Museum
Description:  With the high survival rate of the D&RGW narrow gauge steam locos, THIS is the only surviving standard gauge Rio Grande steam locomotive! All those great Articulateds, Mountains, Northerns, etc. are just memories!
Photo Date:  9/2/1990  Upload Date: 2/14/2006 5:20:14 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  DRG 583(2-8-0)
Views:  633   Comments: 1
Colorado Railroad Museum
Title:  Colorado Railroad Museum
Description:  Origionally built with a Buick body, motor #2 was later rebuilt with a Pierce-Arrow "80" body.
Photo Date:  9/2/1990  Upload Date: 2/14/2006 5:41:46 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  RGS 2(UNKNOWN)
Views:  427   Comments: 0
Colorado Railroad Museum
Title:  Colorado Railroad Museum
Description:  Out of the 8 "Geese" origionally constructed, 6 still exist, and the CRM has 3 of those.
Photo Date:  9/2/1990  Upload Date: 2/14/2006 5:43:02 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  RGS 2(UNKNOWN)
Views:  508   Comments: 0
Colorado Railroad Museum
Title:  Colorado Railroad Museum
Description:  One of the several versions the Rio Grande herald exhibited during the Railroad's lifetime.
Photo Date:  9/2/1990  Upload Date: 2/14/2006 5:44:53 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  147   Comments: 0
Colorado Railroad Museum
Title:  Colorado Railroad Museum
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/2/1990  Upload Date: 2/14/2006 5:47:20 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  336   Comments: 0
Colorado Railroad Museum
Title:  Colorado Railroad Museum
Description:  The "great splinter fleet".
Photo Date:  9/2/1990  Upload Date: 2/14/2006 5:48:39 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  411   Comments: 0
Colorado Railroad Museum
Title:  Colorado Railroad Museum
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/2/1990  Upload Date: 2/14/2006 11:23:29 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  699   Comments: 0
Colorado Railroad Museum
Title:  Colorado Railroad Museum
Description:  491 is one of 10 K-37's rebuilt by D&RGW in 1928 from standard gauge C-41 consols. The 491 is ex 1126.
Photo Date:  9/2/1990  Upload Date: 2/14/2006 11:24:39 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  DRGW 491(2-8-2)
Views:  787   Comments: 0
Colorado Railroad Museum
Title:  Colorado Railroad Museum
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/2/1990  Upload Date: 2/14/2006 11:25:35 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  601   Comments: 0
Colorado Railroad Museum
Title:  Colorado Railroad Museum
Description:  A number of the Rio Grande's narrow gauge flangers survived, here's another one. Several are at Chama, NM. on the C&TS.
Photo Date:  9/2/1990  Upload Date: 2/14/2006 11:26:27 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  418   Comments: 0
Colorado Railroad Museum
Title:  Colorado Railroad Museum
Description:  Recent photos of some of this equipment show it has "faded", to put it kindly.
Photo Date:  9/2/1990  Upload Date: 2/14/2006 11:27:44 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  477   Comments: 0
Colorado Railroad Museum
Title:  Colorado Railroad Museum
Description:  IIRC, the mail section of this car was outfitted nicely, a rarity in this day and age.
Photo Date:  9/2/1990  Upload Date: 2/14/2006 11:28:46 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  363   Comments: 0
Colorado Railroad Museum
Title:  Colorado Railroad Museum
Description:  Classed as an O-5A when built, the 5629 was reclassified to O-5B when converted to oil fired.
Photo Date:  9/2/1990  Upload Date: 2/15/2006 11:31:23 AM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CBQ 5629(4-8-4)
Views:  1218   Comments: 0
Colorado Railroad Museum
Title:  Colorado Railroad Museum
Description:  Biult for the South Park as their #51, the Denver, Leadville & Gunnison (a UP subsidiary) renumbered it to 191. She is the oldest surviving narrow gauge locomotive.
Photo Date:  9/2/1990  Upload Date: 2/15/2006 11:35:15 AM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  DLG 191(2-8-0)
Views:  811   Comments: 2
Colorado Railroad Museum
Title:  Colorado Railroad Museum
Description:  Dumb luck in choosing one of the rare days the CRM fired up the 346 to visit the museum.
Photo Date:  9/2/1990  Upload Date: 2/15/2006 9:15:22 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  DRGW 346(2-8-0)
Views:  1425   Comments: 1
Colorado Railroad Museum
Title:  Colorado Railroad Museum
Description:  Caboose 0404 was the second to carry that number and was built by the RGS in 1902 for, what seems like even then, a paltry sum of...SIXTY DOLLARS! It was the ONLY "new" piece of equipment the RGS ever owned, EVERYTHING else was "pre-owned"!
Photo Date:  9/2/1990  Upload Date: 2/15/2006 9:17:19 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  DRGW 346(2-8-0)
Views:  812   Comments: 0


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