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Denver & Rio Grande #’s 484,487 and 488 put on quite a display while traversing the beautiful back country of New Mexico and Colorado on their way to Chama, New Mexico .
The states of New Mexico and Colorado purchased the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad in 1970 and renamed it the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railraod.
Some quick facts about Baldwin K-36 Locomotives #484, #487 and #488
- Builder – Baldwin Locomotive Works 1925
- configuration – 2-8-2
- Drive diameter – 44 inches
- locomotive weight – 187,100 lbs
Let us know if you have ever taken this excursion train and what your experience was like! We would love to hear your comments!