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Rio Grande Locomotives


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Founded in 1870, Denver and Rio Grande Railroad-also known as Rio Grande- operated narrow gauge, standard gauge, and diesel locomotives in the spectacular Colorado Rockies. Their slogan was "Through the Rockies, not Around Them."

Narrow gauge photos include 2-8-0 Consolidations and 2-8-2 Mikado's. Standard gauge 4-8-4 Baldwin-built locomotives comprised the class M-64 and M-68 Northerns but Rio Grande liked to call them "Mountains." By 1956, Rio Grande entered the diesel era with Electro-Motive built passenger and freight locomotives FT, F3, F7, General Purpose and Special Duty series. Electro-Motive SD40T-2 "Tunnel Motors," SD45 and SD50 locomotives are featured. Other photos include American Locomotive PA-PB and RS-3 series, Fairbanks-Morse H-15-44, and diesel-hydraulic ML-4 locomotives from German manufacturer Krauss-Maffei.

Featured is a special color photo section of Rio Grande locomotives along the scenic Royal Gorge Route and the magnificent Moffat Tunnel Route. Other highlights include a system map, time-tables and magazine advertising. Over all a delightful volume that will appeal to all rail fans.

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