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Worldwide Narrow Gauges => Other Narrow Gauge => Topic started by: Joe Fox on March 04, 2017, 08:10:37 AM

Title: D&RGW 1960s photos
Post by: Joe Fox on March 04, 2017, 08:10:37 AM
Hey everyone,

Someone shared this site with me on another forum so I thought I would share it here as well for anyone interested. There are some pretty cool shots of the D&RGW narrow gauge in the final years.

https://chasingtrains.smugmug.com/Narrow-Gauge-Memories/Rio-Grande-Narrow-Gauge-in-the
Title: Re: D&RGW 1960s photos
Post by: Roger Cole on March 04, 2017, 12:21:36 PM
Wow!  What great photography!  The shots are razor sharp, colors are spectacular and the photos are nicely composed.  Having ridden the Silverton line and the Cumbres & Toltec line in their tourist days, it was nice to see how things were during their "real" railroad era.
Title: Re: D&RGW 1960s photos
Post by: Tom Casper on March 04, 2017, 01:07:31 PM
These are John West slides he has digitized.  He has a good eye for picking shots.

Tom C.
Title: Re: D&RGW 1960s photos
Post by: Joe Fox on March 04, 2017, 07:51:58 PM
They are great images. And many others have sent me images that will help me with designing and building my Alamosa shops and yard scene in HOn3.
Title: Re: D&RGW 1960s photos
Post by: Bob Holmes on March 04, 2017, 08:38:31 PM
Wow, what memories.  I grew up in Denver and my father was a train buff.  I have recollections of riding the Galloping Goose up to Lizard Head, riding the Silverton train, and photographing a short diesel train on the Farmington branch with my Brownie Hawkie (I still have that picture somewere).  Of course, I had no clue of the historic magnitude of what I was doing and seeing.

Thanks, Joe...