D&SNGRR no. 473 returns to service

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has outshopped ex-D&RGW 2-8-2 no. 473 for service. Last operated in late 2006 wearing “Bumblebee” paint applied for the 2006 RailFest, no. 473 received a boiler overhaul and a black paint job.

The annual RailFest will be August 21-24, 2008. Expect an appearance by the 2-8-0 no. 315, and perhaps even Dan Markoff‘s ex-Eureka & Palisade 4-4-0 no. 4, “Eureka.” “Eureka” is again certified for service outside Nevada thanks to an FRA waiver granted on its boiler inspection.

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