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Owner: Denver & Rio Grande Western
Model:Alco PA1Built As:DRGW 600A (PA1)
Serial Number:74684Order No:
Frame Number:Built:1/1947
Notes:ex-600A, re# to 6001 3/13/50
Other locos with this serial:  DRGW 6001(PA1)
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DRGW 6001 1963 No Info
Title:  DRGW 6001 1963 No Info
Description:  The Royal Gorge
Photo Date:  1/1/1963  Upload Date: 4/16/2005 12:43:36 AM
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Author:  ?
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  DRGW 6001(PA1)
Views:  3663   Comments: 4
D&RGW PA1 6001
Title:  D&RGW PA1 6001
Description:  D&RGW VO-660 72 and PA1 6001 at Colorado Springs, Colorado, August 20, 1964, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. The switcher will pick up the cars setout after the first dome in this photo. This is Train #1 on both the CB&Q and D&RGW. The Rio Grande's Number 1, The Royal Gorge, will continue west and the switcher will put the setout cars onto the back of their freight cars and drag them over to the other side of town, a true mixed train. This is how the CB&Q managed the Colorado Springs Connection. It wasn't a bad deal; you got to ride all the way from Chicago to Colorado Springs without leaving your bedroom compartment on the train. You were assured of meal service because the CB&Q sent their Chuck Wagon dome diner along on the connection from Denver to Colorado Springs. They generally switched 3-4 cars to the Rio Grande's #1 to get them moved to Colorado Springs. I had the pleasure of that trip when I was 16. Sadly, I did not get to enjoy a ride on the mixed train, but my parents indulged me enough to get a couple of photos, here's one.
Photo Date:  8/20/1964  Upload Date: 9/29/2010 2:10:10 PM
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  DRGW 72(VO-660) DRGW 6001(PA1)
Views:  1645   Comments: 0
D&RGW PA1 6001
Title:  D&RGW PA1 6001
Description:  D&RGW PA1 6001 at Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 20, 1964, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This is Train #1, The Royal Gorge, which departed Denver at 9:00 AM, Mountain Standard Time, and arrived in Colorado Springs at 10:40 AM. Ten minutes was allowed for the station stop during which the CB&Q's Denver Zephyr cars were cut off the train. Note the blue flag (sign) hanging in the Engineer's window. After the DZ cars are uncoupled, #1 will continue on to Pueblo and then terminate at Salida at 3:15 PM. The DZ cars will be moved to the other side of town by the Rio Grande's switcher and picked up by the returning The Royal Gorge, Train #2, and forwarded to Denver where they will be cut into the waiting Denver Zephyr for the final leg of the journey to Chicago.
Photo Date:  8/20/1964  Upload Date: 9/30/2010 2:17:11 PM
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  DRGW 6001(PA1)
Views:  1016   Comments: 0
D&RGW PA1 6001
Title:  D&RGW PA1 6001
Description:  D&RGW PA1 6001 at Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 20, 1964, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This is D&RGW's Train #1, the Royal Gorge, which has just arrived from Denver. On the back of the train are cars from the CB&Q's Denver Zephyr. The DZ's cars will be cut off and a D&RGW switcher will drag them to the other side of town, where the will be attached to the northbound Royal Gorge and returned to Denver for the trip back to Chicago. This is what "Colorado Springs Connection" meant in both the CB&Q and D&RGW timetables.
Photo Date:  8/20/1964  Upload Date: 12/6/2010 10:32:07 AM
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  DRGW 6001(PA1)
Views:  976   Comments: 0
DRGW 6001
Title:  DRGW 6001
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/30/1964  Upload Date: 10/15/2010 11:17:05 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Steinbrenner
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DRGW 6001(PA1)
Views:  812   Comments: 2
D&RGW PA1 6001
Title:  D&RGW PA1 6001
Description:  D&RGW PA1 6001 at Denver Union Station in Denver, Colorado on August 26, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler
Photo Date:  8/26/1965  Upload Date: 12/6/2010 11:00:24 AM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  DRGW 6001(PA1)
Views:  1119   Comments: 1
DRGW 6001 - PA1 at Denver - 1966
Title:  DRGW 6001 - PA1 at Denver - 1966
Description:  Collection of Mario Stefani
Photo Date:  7/1/1966  Upload Date: 7/28/2012 8:52:57 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Roster,Model
Locomotives:  DRGW 6001(PA1)
Views:  1203   Comments: 7


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