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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D&RGW no. 315

John West has updated his website with photos of the Durango Railway Historical Society’s ex-D&RGW 2-8-0 no. 315 operating on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. They start here – see the rest by clicking the ‘next’ link, then enjoy the rest of John’s photos from around the world.

Drew Jackish has also posted photos of no. 315’s June trips between Chama, NM and Antonito, CO at railpictures.net.

No. 315 will be operating on the C&TS three days in July – see the Schedules page for more details.

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