Pacing The D&RG #463 Mud Hen

Pacing The D&RG #463 Mud Hen | Train Fanatics Videos

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”

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