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Denver & Rio Grande: 1939

Denver & Rio Grande: 1939

October 1939. "Railroad crossing. Rio Grande County, Colorado. Locomotive of Denver & Rio Grande Western R.R." Photo by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

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Santa Fe's section was called the "Chili Line".

Small parts of the D&RG RR still thrive through scenic day trips; see Cumbres & Toltec (I've taken it), or Durango & Silverton. Shorpy is blessed with so many railroad historians - where are you? The narrow-gauge D&RG has a fascinating history--at least to folks here in the Rocky Mountain region.

Who will be the first

to learn how to embed a Google Maps image? It's not that hard, folks. All you have to do is apply eyeballs and brain to what's in front of your nose! Step 1 is to click on those three dots. Then click "Share or embed image," choose "Custom size," and enter 490x320. Then copy the code and paste it in the Comments box.

If that mile sign is correct

That would put us right about here:

Alternate Route



This spot is at 37.551629, -106.075734 with the train going westbound.

I'm guessing here

Thanks, Dave.

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