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Locomotion...

Post by colorado_kid » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:15 pm

Testing to see if I figureed out how put up a pic...
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Re: Locomotion...

Post by colorado_kid » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:24 pm

Pics from Silverton Colorado where my car sees plenty of action—
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Re: Locomotion...

Post by colorado_kid » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:25 pm

Well— i can put up sideways pics anyhows... lol


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Post by Rich Bingham » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:28 pm

Great pix Danny, thanks for showing us. :D Doesn't look like you'll need that desert water bag in all that snow !

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Post by Scott_Conger » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:58 pm

Danny

I have been to Silverton numerous times...always fun. In the early '60's when the train was a regularly scheduled train of the D&RGW (not a dedicated tourist outfit), you could hang off it, and do the stupidest things and no one would say a thing. The Roundhouse in Durango was just a place to wander through so long as you kept your hands in your pockets...

Anyway, to my point, in the '60's there were at least 5 Model T's languishing in fields...I think permanent population (year round) was in the neighborhood of 25 people or so...times change.
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Re: Locomotion...

Post by Steve Jelf » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:32 pm

When your picture shows up sideways in Preview, delete it. Then rotate the original 90º, and then back to right side up. When you post it again it should be right. At least that works for me.

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Re: Locomotion...

Post by tdumas » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:53 pm

We rode the Silverton train in 1962. Our tickets were “standing room only”. We sat on the open platform at the end of the coach. These were the best seats on the train as it turned out.


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Re: Locomotion...

Post by Joe Reid » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:15 pm

Locomotion, a little off topic but exciting.
Locomotion, a little off topic but exciting.

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Post by Steve Jelf » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:23 pm

Big Boy! Maybe I should go see it when it passes through Nebraska.
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Post by Joe Reid » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:36 pm

It was well worth going to see. UP is very professional and the locomotive is well restored. We saw it in Altoona, WI and went through the UP Experience Car. In May 2019 it ran for the first time in 61 years to the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike with the UP 844.


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Re: Locomotion...

Post by DHort » Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:40 am

I had a posting of the 4014. It was moved to the OT section.


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Re: Locomotion...

Post by It's Bill » Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:35 am

Scott, I also rode the train to Silverton in the very early 60s and remember dropping a rock from the passenger car step straight down to the bottom of the gorge hundreds of feet below. They must have built that stretch on a goat path! Cheers, Bill


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Re: Locomotion...

Post by colorado_kid » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:05 am

I tell ya whats fun with the train.... dress up like bandits with plastic guns and chase the trains as they come into town... acting like a robbery is happening... great fun.. I race along side the train acting like a bandit... great fun...


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Re: Locomotion...

Post by colorado_kid » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:13 am

Avalanche debris alondside road.... the amount of avalanche debris piles is amazing
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Post by John Codman » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:01 am

I too rode the Durango and Silverton when it was owned by the D&RGW railroad. It is a trip that every railfan should have on his/her bucket list.

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