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Remembering Denver & Rio Grande Western freight trains

The Denver & Rio Grande Western is Classic Trains' Railroad of the Month for December 2019
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R. H. Kindig

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

In the northwest portion of the “Narrow Gauge Circle,” Denver & Rio Grande Western 2-8-0 narrow-gauge steam locomotive No. 361 leads a freight out of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison River near Cimarron, Colorado, on June 29, 1939.
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All this month — December 2019 — Classic Trains editors are celebrating the heritage, history, and images of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad.

Please enjoy this photo gallery of images from the David P. Morgan Library archives at Kalmbach Media that include Rio Grande diesel- and steam-powered freight trains through time.

You might also enjoy this D&RGW history article from Classic Trains or a photo gallery of Rio Grande passenger trains!

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