Archiv für die Kategorie ‘Colorado Railroad Museum

I’m About to Gobble You up   12 comments

Looks quiite threatening, doesn’t it, this snowblower?!

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Snowblower at the Colorado Railroad Museum

Veröffentlicht Mittwoch, September 28, 2016 von Pit in Colorado, Colorado Railroad Museum, railroad, technology, vintage

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The Little Engine That Could   3 comments

Doesn’t it really look quite like it?

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Manitou & Pikes Peak Steam Locomotive No. 1

From the railroad museum’s website: „M&PP No. 1 is a unique locomotive specially designed to climb steep mountain slopes with grades up to 25 percent. The underside is equipped with a toothed cog wheel. As the wheel turns, it connects to a stationary rack rail in the track, thus helping to pull a train up the mountain or provide braking on the way down.“

For more information, download a PDF-file here.

More Locomotive #683   5 comments

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Locomotive #683

This time from a different perspective and in „natural“ colours.

Locomotive #683 and Carriages   8 comments

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Locomotive #683 and Carriages

This is Locomotive #683 – with two vintage railroad cars – of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden/CO. It was built in 1890 and in use for various railroad companies until 1956. It is the only surviving standard gauge locomotive of the D&RG.

Another Galloping Goose   9 comments

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Galloping Goose with Snowplough

Galloping Goose   2 comments

A strange name for a strange vehicle:

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A „Galloping Goose“

According to Wikipedia, a „Galloping Goose“ is the popular name given to a (series of seven) railcar(s) built by the Rio Grande Southern Railroad in the 1930s, because at that time trains were too expensive to run on their minor lines. This one here can be seen at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden/CO. For enthusiasts: The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad still offers rides in Galloping Goose #5.

Locomotive #683   12 comments

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Locomotive 3683

This is Locomotive #683 of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden/CO. It was built in 1890 and in use for various railroad companies until 1956. It is the only surviving standard gauge locomotive of the D&RG.

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