Colorado Railroad Museum, Golden, Colorado - Page 3

by Ken Humphreys

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Rio Grande Southern "Galloping Goose" #7. The Galloping Geese were built from used Buicks, Pierce Arrows, and spare railroad parts to replace steam trains on the Rio Grande Southern between Durango, Telluride and Ridgway in southwestern Colorado. Note the reversed 7 on the side of the car.
Another Rio Grande Southern "Galloping Goose". This one has a flatcar-type bed.
Western Weighing & Inspection Bureau "test weight car" #910. Used to check the accuracy of track scales.
Denver & Rio Grande Western 2-8-2 #491. Built in 1902 as a standard gauge 2-8-0 and rebuilt to narrow gauge in 1928.
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 4-8-4 #5629. Built in Burlington, Iowa in 1940 for dual service on both passenger and freight trains.
Denver Leadville & Gunnison 2-8-0 #191. She was built in 1880 for the Denver South Park & Pacific, a DL&G predecessor. In 1902 she was sold to a Wisconsin lumber company.
The boiler of Denver & Rio Grande Western 2-8-0 #318. Built in 1896 for the Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad, it pulled its last trains for D&RGW in 1953.
Union Pacific caboose #25549
Denver & Rio Grande Western 23-ton boxcar #3271 built in 1904.

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