1950 image of K-27 #461 near Lizard Head Peak in Colorado.
From 1950's original 35mm slides of the RGS
June 4, 1969 view of C-16 #268 in Gunnison Colorado, now sporting a more representative paint scheme, albeit with fake stack still applied. Howard J. Wayt photo.
From 1960's original 35mm slides of the D&RGW
October 1, 1968 view of the deteriorating Mudhen #464 next to a movie prop for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
June 1969 view of K-27 #464 at the Durango yards. Photo by Howard J. Wayt.
September 30, 1968 view of #473 painted up as the UP Overland Flyer for a movie role.
C-16 Number 268 sits on a short stretch of track near the A&W root beer stand in Gunnison. Today this engine is nicely preserved under a protective pavilion.
October 1, 1961 view of K-28 #473 under steam next to the Durango roundhouse.
May 30, 1959 view of a double headed Silverton with K-28 476 in the lead.
From 1950's original 35mm slides of the D&RGW
May 29, 1959 and K-28 #476 rests at the Antonito, CO water tank.
It's July 16, 1957 and there are a number of engines under steam in the Durango yards.
K-27 #464 looks worse for the wear sitting in the Durango yards on June 2nd, 1969. Photo by Howard J. Wayt.
Drop bottom gons getting pushed up the ramp to the coaling tower in Durango in August of 1962.
Nice shot of #478 in the Animas Canyon on May 31st, 1963 by Howard J. Wayt.
One of the K-28's gets some service in this image from June 2, 1969 by Howard J. Wayt
June 2nd, 1969, Howard J. Wayt captured #478 headed toward Rockwood after passing through the highline.
#478 heads through the Animas Canyon toward Rockwood June 2nd, 1969. Photo by Howard J. Wayt.
August 8th, 1974 and K-28 #476 rests in Silverton in a scene often repeated since the 1950's.
From 1970's original 35mm slides of the D&RGW
June 8th, 1956, RGS #20 and #42 have found a new home at Robert Richardson's Narrow Gauge Motel in this shot by C. G. Parsons.
Fan excursion with RGS #74 on Sepember 2nd, 1951 as captured by Jack Pfeifer.
D&RGW C-16 #268 is shown here resplendent in its unique Rio Grande gold paint scheme in a view taken in May of 1952 in Salida, Colorado.
1950's atmosphere of the Durango yards is captured in this shot by Gordon Chambers.
On June 26, 1958, H. F. Stewart captured this shot of K-28 #473 in Durango.
K-36 #486 is captured in this shot near the Durango roundhouse on July 5th, 1958.
K-28 #473 looks like it could use a fresh coat of paint. You can see the brass rings, now black, left over from its special Silverton gold paint scheme
K-36 #483 sits on the turntable in Alamosa on June 19, 1966
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K-27 sits in poor condition in the Durango yards in this August 16, 1971 view. Compare this to the restored condition of #464 on the Huckleberry Railroad today.
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August 16, 1971 view of K-28 #473 in Durango.
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The folks at Knott's Berry Farm had their work cut out for them when they received #464 in this condition!
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OK, OK, I had to add this shot because the paint scheme looked so fresh. GP-9 number 5904 in June of 1972.
September 1963 view of the Silverton with #478 in the lead near Hermosa, CO.
#478 ready to depart for Silverton in September of 1960.
Goose 3, now operational at Knott's Berry Farm in Southern California
September 15, 1952 view of C-17 #42 at Dolores Colorado. Photo by Jack Pfeifer.
Late afternoon shadows on #476 in Durango in October of 1961.
This view is not in great focus but I like the atmosphere of the shot as K-28 #476 takes on water in the Durango yard in 1956.
It is October 4, 1950 and Jack Pfeifer has captured K-28 #473 still in its Rio Grande gold paint scheme, complete with fake box headlight.
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Look at the condition of Goose #2 in this view from the 1950's. What a difference from the current condition at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden!
#476's fire glows in the firebox in this night shot on June 15th, 1966.
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K-37 #497 gets attention in August of 1962.
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