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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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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.

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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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