Pacing The D&RG #463 Mud Hen
The Denver & Rio Grand Railroad”s #463 is commonly referred to as the Ole’ Mud Hen because of her low squat profile!
The lighter weight (136,650 lbs) K-27 locomotive #463 has her work cut out as the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad reaches as altitude of over 10,000 feet!
Some quick facts about #463
- Builder – Baldwin Locomotive Works 1903
- configuration – 2-8-2 MIKADO type
- Drive diameter – 40 inches
- locomotive weight – 136,650 lbs
- Nickname – “The Mudhen”
Let us know if you have ever taken this excursion train and what your experience was like! We would love to hear your comments!