DENVER & RIO GRANDE WESTERN NARROW GAUGE

UPDATED WITH 7 NEW LINKS ADDED.

I cannot promise you that all links will remain working since I have no control over this.  To contact me my email address is jmlaboda[at]passcarphotos.info. 

Recommended Sites:
  • The Rio Grande Modeling & Historical Society works to preserve the rich history of the lines, providing a wealth of information not only to members but also to modelers and railfans in general. 
  • The Dener Public Library's Western Heritage/Genealogy Digital Collection features a vast array of photos by well-known and lesser known railroad photographers.  In the search box type in "Rio Grande narrow guage" to begin your search. 
  • The Cumbers & Toltec Scenic Railroad operates a portion of the former Rio Grande narrow-gauge operations between Antonito, Colorado and Chama, New Mexico. 
  • The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad operates between its namesake towns in Colorado.  


     
     
    Some important changes were recently made at Flickr.com that affects how a person views images and I felt it is important enough of a change to mention it here.  In the past clicking on an image or right clicking on an image provided for larger sizes to be chosen, and, as it is with the vast majority of shots linked to from this website, a considerably larger image could be seen.  Now left clicking on the download icon (shown at left) in the lower right corner of the screen will bring up the available sizes for all images, all one has to do now is to choose the size and it will load.  I hope that this info will help in viewing images at Flickr.


     
     
     
    When viewing images that are hosted by various Libraries, state-run archives and Universities keep in mind that with most you can click on the icon that looks like the image to the left to view larger sizes of the image.  While size still is limited in some larger sizes the image will be considerably larger than if it were viewed in the original pane, which helps greatly in seeing detail on various cars.  I will be attempting to edit various links to show the larger image but in the mean time this will help anyone interested to be able to view the larger image until the conversion is complete.



     DRGW - Denver & Rio Grande Western Narrow Gauge
    Also see Cumbers & Toltec and Durango & Silverton listings.
  • BUSINESS CAR
  • DRGW Alamosa - narrow-gauge wood buffet-lounge observation. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW Alamosa - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • DRGW Alamosa - (WESTERN RAIL IMAGES)
  • DRGW Alamosa - (WESTERN RAIL IMAGES)
  • DRGW Camp Bird - wood narrow-gauge open-platform parlor. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW Chama - wood narrow-gauge open-platform parlor. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • D&RG Colorado Springs - wood narrow-gauge open-platform parlor. (JACKSON & SHARP DELAWARE HERITAGE COLLECTION)
  • D&RG Colorado Springs - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • D&RG Denver - wood narrow-gauge open-platform sleeper. (MID-CONTINENT RWY. MUSEUM)
  • DRGW Durango - wood narrow-gauge buffet - lounge observation. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW Durango - (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW Durango - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • DRGW Durango - @ Knott's Berry Farm. (C. WALKER)
  • DRGW Durango - (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW Durango - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • DRGW Durango - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • DRGW Gunnison - wood narrow-gauge parlor. (R.W. RICHARDSON)
  • DRGW Salida - wood narrow-gauge open-platform parlor. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • D&RG wood narrow-gauge open-platform four-axle baggage - mail - (JACKSON & SHARP DELAWARE HERITAGE COLLECTION)
  • DRGW 27 - as Durango & Silverton.
  • DRGW 54 - wood narrow-gauge baggage - mail. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW 60 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform baggage - mail, at Colorado RR Museum.
  • DRGW 61 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform baggage - mail. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW 63 - wood narrow-gauge baggage - mail. (R.W. RICHARDSON)
  • DRGW 66 - wood narrow-gauge baggage - mail. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW 66 - wood blind-end baggage - mail. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • D&RG 80 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform coach. (JACKSON & SHARP DELAWARE HERITAGE COLLECTION)
  • DRGW 104 Durango - wood narrow-gauge open-platform parlor, @ Knott's Berry Farm. (M. LAWRENCE)
  • DRGW 119 - wood narrow-gauge baggage - mail. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW 119 - (R.W. RICHARDSON)
  • DRGW 122 - wood blind-end baggage - mail. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • DRGW 122 and 60 - wood narrow-gauge baggage - mail nearing the end of their line. (R.W. RICHARDSON)
  • DRGW wood narrow-guage baggage - mail - blind end. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • DRGW 126 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform baggage - express. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW 126 - (WESTERN RAIL IMAGES)
  • DRGW 126 - (C. CIRRINCIONE)
  • DRGW 126 - (C. CIRRINCIONE)
  • DRGW 127 - wood narrow-gauge baggage - express. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • DRGW 156 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform baggage - express. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW 164 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform baggage - express. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW 165 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform baggage - express. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW 168 - wood open-platform baggage - express. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • DRGW 202 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform baggage - coach. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • DRGW 209 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform baggage - coach. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW 210 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform baggage - coach. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • DRGW 212 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform baggage - coach. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW 212 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • DRGW 212 - (R.W. RICHARDSON)
  • DRGW 212 - (WESTERN RAIL IMAGES)
  • DRGW 212 - (CENTER FOR RR PHOTOGRAPHY & ART)
  • DRGW 215 - (ex-20) wood narrow-gauge express - coach - caboose rblt. from mail - express - coach, originally coach. (F. PALMER)
  • DRGW 215 - (RAILROAD LINE)
  • DRGW 230 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform coach. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • DRGW 256 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform coach, @ Colorado RR Museum.
  • DRGW 280 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform coach. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW 280 - (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW 280 - (NORTH RAST RAILS)
  • DRGW 280 - @ Colorado RR Museum.
  • DRGW 284 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform coach. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW 284 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • DRGW 284 - @ Colorado RR Museum.
  • DRGW wood narrow-gauge open-platform coach - (RIO GRANDE MODELING & HISTORICAL SOCIETY)
  • DRGW wood narrow-gauge open-platform coach - Alamosa, Co. (THE RIO GRANDE MODELING & HISTORICAL SOCIETY)
  • DRGW 304 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform coach. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • DRGW 306 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform coach - caboose. (R.W. RICHARDSON)
  • DRGW 306 - (R.W. RICHARDSON)
  • DRGW 306 - (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW 306 - (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW 306 - (WESTERN RAIL IMAGES)
  • DRGW 306 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • DRGW 311 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform coach. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW 311 - (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW 311 - (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW 311 - as Durango & Silverton.
  • DRGW 312 - wood narrow-gauge coach, as Durango & Silverton.
  • DRGW 313 Silver Vista - narrow-gauge glass-top observation car. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • DRGW 313 Silver Vista - (R.W. RICHARDSON)
  • DRGW 313 Silver Vista - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • DRGW 313 Silver Vista - (DRGW.NET)
  • DRGW 313 Silver Vista - (A. PETERSON)
  • DRGW 313 Silver Vista - as Durango & Silverton.
  • DRGW 319 - wood narrow-gauge coach, with standard-gauge coach 968. (R.W. RICHARDSON)
  • DRGW 319 - as Durango & Silverton.
  • DRGW 320 - wood narrow-gauge vestibuled coach. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • DRGW 320 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • DRGW 320 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • DRGW 323 - wood narrow-gauge vestibuled coach. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW 323 - (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW 323 - (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW 323 - (C. CIRRINCIONE)
  • DRGW 323 - (M. LAWRENCE)
  • DRGW 323 - on Durango & Silverton.
  • DRGW 325 - wood narrow-gauge vestibuled coach. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • DRGW 327 - wood narrow-gauge vestibuled coach. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW 327 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • DRGW 327 - as Durango & Silverton.
  • DRGW 330 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform coach. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW 330 - (M. LAWRENCE)
  • DRGW 330 - as Durango & Silverton.
  • DRGW 331 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform coach. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW 331 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • DRGW 331 - (CENTER FOR RR PHOTOGRAPHY & ART)
  • DRGW 331 - as Durango & Silverton.
  • DRGW 332 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform coach, as Durango & Silverton.
  • DRGW 333 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform coach, as Durango & Silverton.
  • DRGW 334 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform coach. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • DRGW 334 - as Durango & Silverton.
  • DRGW 335 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform coach, as Durango & Silverton.
  • DRGW 336 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform coach, as Durango & Silverton.
  • DRGW 337 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform coach, as Durango & Silverton.
  • DRGW 350 Alamosa - wood narrow-gauge open-platform parlor. (CENTER FOR RR PHOTOGRAPHY & ART)
  • DRGW 350 - as Durango & Silverton.
  • D&RG 351 Calico - wood open-platform baggage - coach, at Knott's Berry Farm. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • D&RG 351 Calico - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • DRGW 366 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform coach. (WESTERN RAIL IMAGES)
  • DRGW 400 - wood narrow-gauge open-air coach rblt. from gondola. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW 401 - wood narrow-gauge chair car. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • DRGW 552 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform baggage - coach. (G.L. BEAM COLLECTION)
  • DRGW 574 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform baggage - coach. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW O53 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform outfit car rblt. from baggage - mail). (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW 053 - (CENTER FOR RR PHOTOGRAPHY & ART)
  • DRGW 0118 - wood narrow-gauge baggage - mail rblt. from business car, converted to MofW service, @ Ridgeway RR Museum.
  • DRGW O250 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform Outfit sleeper. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW O250 - (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW O250 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • DRGW O270 - (ex-270) wood open-platform MofW kitchen - diner rblt. from coach. (DRGW.NET)
  • DRGW O274 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform Outfit kitchen car. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW O291 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform Outfit office car. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW O291 - (F. KLINKE)
  • DRGW 0291 - as Durango & Silverton.
  • DRGW O292 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform Outfit "Operator's car". (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW O292 - (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW O292 - (CANADIAN FREIGHT CAR GALLERY)
  • DRGW O307 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform Outfit car. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW O307 - (ex-307) wood open-platform MofW bunk car rblt. from coach. (DRGW.NET)
  • DRGW O452 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform Outfit kitchen-sleeper (ex-coach). (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW O452 - (R.W. RICHARDSON)
  • DRGW 0460 - wood open-platform narrow-gauge MofW kitchen - diner - sleeper rblt. from coach. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • DRGW O566 - wood narrow-gauge open-platform Outfit car. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW O566 - (ex-566) wood open-platform MofW bunk car rblt. from coach. (DRGW.NET)
  • DRGW X65 - wood narrow-gauge blind-end Rotory Crew car rblt. from baggage - mail. (CANADIAN FREIGHT CAR GALLERY)
  • DRGW X65 - (CENTER FOR RR PHOTOGRAPHY & ART)
  • DRGW X65 - as Durango & Silverton.
  • DRGW X66 - wood narrow-gauge baggage - mail. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION — DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS)
  • DRGW X66 - (CENTER FOR RR PHOTOGRAPHY & ART)

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