C-16 #268 on display in Denver in front of the Pioneer Village. January 1960.
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June 1960 double header with #487 in the lead.
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#480 next to the Durango roundhouse in June 1960.
#480 next to the Durango water tower on June 7th, 1960.
Shot from July 1960 shows the schedule for "The Silverton".
Two wrecked K-37's sit forlornly at Cumbres in August of 1960.
Beautiful Silverton scene in September of 1960.
#478 ready to depart for Silverton in September of 1960.
This shot has lots of great atmosphere with the combination of railfans and workers hovering around K-36 #488. This shot was taken of a special train that ran May 27th, 1961.
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Another shot of #483 in May of 1961, here shown next to the sandhouse and coaling tower in Chama, NM.
476 rests near the Chama station in this view from June of 1961.
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It is June 15, 1961 and here we find K-36 #489 resting in Alamosa amongst its steam powered brethren.
In this view from August of 1961, K-37 #491 rests in Alamosa next to its diesel companion. Another K-series waits in the wings.
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.
In a scene oft repeated, K-36 #478 waits to depart from Durango with the Silverton in August of 1961, fake stack and all.
This late afternoon shot shows K-28 #473 with just coach 284 trailing behind it. Shot was taken in September of 1961. Love those clouds!
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Caboose 0540 sports a fresh coat of paint in this view taken in Durango in September of 1961.
This shot from September of 1961 shows C-18 #315 in repose next to the Durango Chamber of Commerce where it sat for many years before being brought back to operable condition by a dedicated group of volunteers.
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Another view of #315 from September of 1961.
A busy Durango day in September of 1961 with K-28 #473, K-37 #494, and another K-28 in the background. Note that 473 does not have the fake diamond stack in this view from September of 1961.
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K-28 #478 hauls freight cars around the Durango yard in this view from September of 1961.
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A busy September day in 1961 at the Durango facilities! K-28 #476 and K-37 #494 meet head to head while #473 simmers on an adjacent track.
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A worker in his cowboy hat rests beside the Durango water tower. The second spout was added for a movie. Photo taken in September of 1961.
C-16 #278 rests in Montrose Colorado in September of 1961.
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The "Silverton" train sports the Alamosa on the rear and is ready to depart in this September 1961 view.
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October 1, 1961 view of K-28 #473 under steam next to the Durango roundhouse.
Double header of #473 and #494 near Lobato, NM on October 1, 1961.
Late afternoon shadows on #476 in Durango in October of 1961.
C-16 #268 sits in Gunnison in November of 1961 across the road from the Kountry Kitchen.
K-37 #494 is in the foreground and K-36 # 487 rests in the background in this picture taken in June of 1962.
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#487 in Antonito in June 1962.
This June of 1962 shot finds K-28 #478 resting next to the Durango roundhouse. The fake diamond stack has been painted silver at this point in time.
K-36 #488 takes a spin on the Durango turntable in this shot from June of 1962.
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What a view of the Durango facilities! #488 and #494 are steamed up and ready for action in this June 1962 view.
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K-36 #483 looks ready to depart in this Chama scene from June 4th of 1962.
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K-27 #464 sits forlornly in Durango on June 4 of 1962. Who knew this would be under regular steam over 50 years later?!
Its June 6th of 1962 and K-28 #473 rests in a field of wildflowers in Silverton.
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June 7th of 1962 finds this special perfectly positioned for a postcard photo.
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June of 1962 shot of K-36 #487, one of the fan favorites.
On July 31st, 1962 one could still find the Durango water tower standing at the ready with its two spouts (one of which was added for a movie).
August of 1962 finds 487 and 491 double headed under blue skies.
K-37 #497 gets attention in August of 1962.
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In happier days, #483 is under steam in Chama in August of 1962.
Drop bottom gons getting pushed up the ramp to the coaling tower in Durango in August of 1962.
K-27 sits dead on a track next to K-28 #473 in this late afternoon view from August of 1962.
#472 sits under steam next to the roundhouse on August 4th, 1962.
In August of 1962, the Winnebagos are lined up next to the tracks to ride the famous "Silverton".
#478 and #483 on adjoining tracks in the Durango yard in August 1962.