Pacing The Durango & Silverton #476

Pacing The Durango & Silverton #476 | Train Fanatics Videos

Who knew they had a flanger?

The snow in Durango, Colorado, is legendary. For this photographers special, they decided to bring out the flanger to help clear the tracks.

The Durango and Silverton Railroad has 3 K-28 Class 2-8-2 Mikado type locomotives. Although less powerful than their K-36 cousins, these smaller locomotives were preferred by engineers because of their design and balance.

Some quick facts – Durango & Silverton’s K-28 #476

  • Builder: American Locomotive Company
  • Locomotive type: Passenger oriented built for the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
  • Build date: 1923 -1924
  • Wheel configuration 2-8-2
  • Locomotive weight: 140,000 pounds
  • fuel: coal
  • Tractive effort: 27,540lbf

Let us know if you have had the chance to take this scenic excursion on the Durango & Silverton Railroad! We would love to hear about your experience!

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