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Month: June 2017

Photo – STEAMING INTO HISTORY<br>October, 1962, a Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad eastbound freight has departed Carbon Junction, Durango, Colorado, for Chama, New Mexico. K-36 narrow gauge steam locomotive #488 leads a double-header. The grade east from Carbon Junction was a steady 2 percent for about seven miles to the top of the mesa just west of Falfa.<br>~ Photo and comments by John West<br>http://www.railpictures.net/photo/163319/

STEAMING INTO HISTORY
October, 1962, a Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad eastbound freight has departed Carbon Junction, Durango, Colorado, for Chama, New Mexico. K-36 narrow gauge steam locomotive #488 leads a double-header. The grade east from Carbon Junction was a steady 2 percent for about seven miles to the top of the mesa just west of Falfa.
~ Photo …

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Updated: June 30, 2017 — 10:57 pm

Photo – STEAMING INTO HISTORY<br>October, 1962, a Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad eastbound freight has departed Carbon Junction, Durango, Colorado, for Chama, New Mexico. K-36 narrow gauge steam locomotive #488 leads a double-header. The grade east from Carbon Junction was a steady 2 percent for about seven miles to the top of the mesa just west of Falfa.<br>~ Photo and comments by John West<br>http://www.railpictures.net/photo/163319/

STEAMING INTO HISTORY
October, 1962, a Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad eastbound freight has departed Carbon Junction, Durango, Colorado, for Chama, New Mexico. K-36 narrow gauge steam locomotive #488 leads a double-header. The grade east from Carbon Junction was a steady 2 percent for about seven miles to the top of the mesa just west of Falfa.
~ Photo …

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Updated: June 30, 2017 — 10:57 pm

Photo – August, 1967, Chama, New Mexico. A crew of Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad prepares K-36, 2-8-2 steam locomotive #498 for departure to Durango, Colorado. The following year, D&RGW ceased narrow gauge operations on the San Juan Branch. <br>~ Photo by John West<br>http://www.railpictures.net/photo/196647/

August, 1967, Chama, New Mexico. A crew of Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad prepares K-36, 2-8-2 steam locomotive #498 for departure to Durango, Colorado. The following year, D&RGW ceased narrow gauge operations on the San Juan Branch.
~ Photo by John West
http://www.railpictures.net/photo/196647/

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Updated: June 30, 2017 — 10:47 pm

Photo – This is another old Anscochrome slide saved by Photoshop. January, 1960, the head brakeman takes water for Denver and Rio Grande Western, Baldwin-built, 2-8-2, K-37 narrow gauge steam locomotive #497 prior to the Farmington turn leaving Farmington, New Mexico for Durango, Colorado. The Farmington tank was notorious for bad water, but apparently they needed some water to make it to the next tank at Bondad.<br>~ Photo by John West<br>http://www.railpictures.net/photo/192945/

This is another old Anscochrome slide saved by Photoshop. January, 1960, the head brakeman takes water for Denver and Rio Grande Western, Baldwin-built, 2-8-2, K-37 narrow gauge steam locomotive #497 prior to the Farmington turn leaving Farmington, New Mexico for Durango, Colorado. The Farmington tank was notorious for bad water, but apparently they needed some water to make it to …

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Updated: June 30, 2017 — 10:35 pm

Photo – Some of us railfans are also into old classic automobiles. This post has nothing to do with the Rio Grande or railroading. However, if you live anywhere within driving distance, you might consider getting in on one of Colorado’s best kept secrets – Cussler Museum – Cars, Arvada, Colorado.

Some of us railfans are also into old classic automobiles. This post has nothing to do with the Rio Grande or railroading. However, if you live anywhere within driving distance, you might consider getting in on one of Colorado’s best kept secrets – Cussler Museum – Cars, Arvada, Colorado.

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Updated: June 30, 2017 — 9:27 pm
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