• Denver & Rio Grande Western tank cars

    2016-11-21 · Denver & Rio Grande Western tank cars. The tank cars operating on the Denver & Rio Grande did not belong to the railroad, but to oil companies such as the Continental Oil Company (Conoco) or to tank car companies such as the Union Tank Car Company (UTLX) or the General Transportation Company carrying oil for the Texas Company (Texaco). From the …

  • The Silverton Railroad

    2010-11-17 · The Silverton Railroad was the first of three railroads built to tap the mineral resources in the mines above Silverton. The mining history of Silverton had its roots in the first prospectors that found their way over Stony Pass in the mid …

  • Ridgway, Colorado

    2014-2-5 · The Narrow Gauge Circle--A history of Ridgway, Colorado. Ridgway, Colorado - Mile Post 0 - Elev. 7,002 ft. Contributed by Jerry Clark - Photos by Mark L. Evans and Thomas A. Cruse Ridgway was established by Otto Mears in …

  • Colorado & Southern Railway: Locomotive Roster, Map, Logo

    A Brief History Of The Colorado & Southern. The C&S was officially incorporated on December 19, 1898 as a means to bring stability to several bankrupt railroads in the region. The C&S''s earliest predecessor was the Colorado & Clear Creek …

  • DRGW | Silverton, Gladstone & Northerly Railroad

    The Silverton, Gladstone & Northerly Railroad was one of four narrow gauge lines operating out of Silverton, CO during its heyday. The main feeder route was the Denver & Rio Grande''s Silverton Branch out to Durango. The Silverton Branch arrived in Silverton in early July 1882. The three other roads - the Silverton Railroad, the Silverton Northern, and the Silverton, Gladstone & …

  • Pages

    2015-7-15 · To say I was excited to ride America''s longest and highest narrow gauge railroad, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad was an understatement. Our rail journey would be a 64 mile ride from the rustic train station in Antonito, Colorado, to its counterpart in Chama, New Mexico, winding in and out of both states 11 times.

  • Colorado Narrow Gauge 2022 Calendar : Tide-mark

    Colorado Narrow Gauge pictures the trains of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. Established in 1870, the Rio Grande eventually operated 2,783 miles of track connecting Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. Serving mountain communities, farms, and mines from the 1800s into the mid-1900s, the Rio Grande ran trains through mountain gorges, and across the ...

  • Hops & Hops | Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge …

    Date: Saturday, April 11th, 2020. Time: Departs: 9:45am. Returns: 2:45pm. Destination: Cascade Canyon. You may book online or by calling1.877.872.4607 as well as in person. Join us for the Hops & Hops train excursion! If you have …

  • Freight Cars

    The familiar whistle has always promised adventure. The gentle rock of the rails has set the rhythm of our lives. Experience it again at the Colorado Railroad Museum with over 100 narrow and standard gauge steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, cabooses HO Model Railroad and G-scale garden railway on our 15-acre railyard.

  • Colorado Railroads: Map, History, Abandoned Lines

    Colorado''s 3-foot lines are legendary, names like the Denver & Rio Grande, Rio Grande Southern, Colorado & Southern, and Denver South Park & Pacific. According to George Hilton''s book, "American Narrow Gauge Railroads," its …

  • Colorado Narrow Gauge Railroads | Fandom

    2021-11-19 · Colorado has a rich history of narrow gauge railroads which carried people and goods to and from the mining, lumber and farm towns of the Rocky Mountains. These railroads include. the Book Cliff Railroad. the Boston Coal and Fuel Railroad. the Canon City and Cripple Creek Railroad. the Colorado and Southern Railroad. the Colorado Central Railroad.

  • Silverton, Colorado

    2010-11-17 · The Narrow Gauge Circle--A history of Silverton, Colorado. Silverton Colorado Contributed by Mark L. Evans. ... south of Silverton, had 30 houses and a smelting and refining works. The town of Gladstone, also to the south on Cement Creek, had a chlorination works. Gladstone was connected to Silverton by a wagon road.

  • Narrow Gauge Building and Structure drawings and …

    2006-7-14 · colorado & southern. gilpin tram (c & s) silverton, gladstone & northerly. sandy river and rangeley lakes. models from plans. email mike. narrow gauge buildings & structures. drawings and workbooks. mike blazek. 3351 …

  • Corkscrew Gulch Turntable

    Every year in summer months, trainloads of tourists arrive in tiny Silverton, Colorado. Narrow gauge steam trains have served Silverton continuously, if not always regularly, since 1882. Originally the Silverton Branch of the Denver & Rio Grande, over the years the railway was renamed the Denver & Rio Grande Western then the Durango & Silverton ...

  • The Silverton Gladstone And Northerly Railroad

    2010-11-17 · The Narrow Gauge Circle--A history of The Silverton Gladstone and Northerly Railroad. ... Since Mears had left the area and seemed sour on his Colorado properties, Anderson proposed building the line with Kinney''s help. …

  • D&RGW narrow gauge in the twilight years

    The Denver & Rio Grande, as it was originally named, was one of the first narrow gauge common carriers in the United States, the most extensive and among the very last. D&RGW system in 1965. Narrow gauge exteded from Alamosa to Durango with branches to Silverton and Farmington. From Alamosa to Antonito was dual gauge as was the yard in Alamosa.

  • Railroad station of the D.& R.G.W. Railroad at Ouray ...

    Railroad station of the D.& R.G.W. Railroad at Ouray, Colorado. This narrow gauge line formerly had passenger service but now is confined to freight service Contributor Names Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer Created / Published

  • NARROW GAUGE to the MINES

    2017-3-21 · In 1987 the Black Hawk & Central City Narrow Gauge RR tourist line rebuilt a portion of the old Colorado & Southern grade in Central City, abandoned by the C&S in 1931. 1896 C&S Baldwin 2-8-0 #71, leased from the Gilpin County Historical Society, needed only minor restoration work to return to service. But the new line was not a success, and ...

  • Rio Grande Southern Homepage

    Compiled from film shot by Richard B. and James R. Jackson between 1937 and 1941, this tour of Colorado narrow gauge prior to World War II includes action on the Colorado & Southern, the Rio Grande Southern, and the Denver & Rio Grande Western. …

  • Scenic train rides in Colorado: View beauty and history ...

    2021-7-20 · A mid-1900s ad promotes scenic train rides in Colorado. Photo courtesy of Boston Public Library. The invention of the narrow gauge helped rail expand into the Rocky Mountains by allowing trains to scale steep terrain and …

  • BOOKS | Narrow Gauge Modeling Co.

    Narrow Gauge, Mining, Logging, Railroad Modeling Books! (Updated 6 Oct 21) NGMC offers vintage reference books for model building and layout design, though currently there is an emphasis on narrow gauge, logging, mining and vintage vehicles. Please note, our inventory changes almost daily and mos

  • Colorado Central Covered Ore Car HOn3 Narrow Gauge …

    Westside Tank Car HOn3 Narrow Gauge Rio Grande Models Kit H775. $3.00 + $8.00 shipping + $8.00 shipping + $8.00 shipping. D&RGW dropbottom Gondola 5188 HOn3 Narrow Gauge Grandt Line Kit H772. ... Details about Colorado Central Covered Ore Car HOn3 Narrow Gauge Clear Creak Models Kit H776.

  • Carson & Colorado Railroad

    2020-4-11 · A narrow-gauge railroad they believed, would provide an economical transportation system for bringing ore to the mills they owned along the Carson River. Incorporated on May 10, 1880, the Carson and Colorado Railroad (C&C) was projected to reach the booming district of Candelaria, 100 miles to the south.

  • Gladstone, Colorado

    2010-11-17 · The Narrow Gauge Circle--A history of Gladstone, Colorado. Gladstone Colorado By Mark L. Evans Gladstone is found in one of the most stunning areas of the San Juan Mountains. Located at the head of Cement …

  • Carson & Colorado Railway: Slim Princess Promotional on …

     · This narrow gauge branch line remained exclusively steam powered until 1955. SP Narrow Gauge Engine #18, a 1911 Baldwin 4-6-0, has been on static display in Independence since her 1955 retirement …

  • The Route – Carson & Colorado Railway

    The Carson and Colorado Railway was incorporated on May 10th, 1880, eleven years to the day after the transcontinental railway was completed at Promontory, Utah. It began as a grand conception; a 600 mile line to connect the Carson and Colorado rivers traversing (it''s owners hoped) some of the best mining country in the world.

  • Blackstone Models UTLX narrow gauge tank cars

    2011-4-1 · The narrow gauge lines of Colorado and New Mexico were once the home to a variety of tank cars. The Continental Oil Company (CONOCO) of Poncha City, Okla., had a fleet of cars ranging from tanks-on-a-flat, to steel …

  • Snapshot of Colorado''s Fascinating Railroad History

    2021-7-24 · 1872 – The Colorado Central line connects to Colorado''s gold mines for the first time with narrow gauge rail technology. The first railroad to connect Colorado''s high-elevation gold mines was built in 1872 with a track that connected Golden to Black Hawk through steep canyon walls that were carved out by the waters of Clear Creek long ago ...

  • Railways

    The last narrow gauge to be closed was the line to Wilmington in 1982. Broad gauge (5′3″) was laid from Hamley Bridge to Gladstone in 1927 to allow goods to be transported from Adelaide. Transhipping then became necessary to shift …

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