Denver & Rio Grande

Locomotive History

Last Update: 11-26-2011
Road: Denver & Rio Grande Road #: 406
From: 1881 To: 1924 Class: 70 Gauge: N
Acquired: New Name: Cumbres
Builder: Baldwin, # 5712, 1881 Wt: 68000 Tract. Eff.: 17055
Wheel Arr.: 2-8-0 Cylinders: 16x20 Drivers: 37.00
Disposition: Re-classified/renumbered
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Notes: Engines 400-411 assigned to helper service on the 4% grades of Veta, Marshall and Cumbres Passes [1] These engines (400-411) were the largest narrow gauge Consolidations built for the D&RG.
Road: Denver & Rio Grande Western Road #: 346
From: 1924 To: 1947 Class: C19 Gauge: N
Acquired: Used Name:
Builder: Baldwin, # 5712, 1881 Wt: 74260 Tract. Eff.: 18947
Wheel Arr.: 2-8-0 Cylinders: 16x20 Drivers: 37.00
Disposition: To Montezuma Lumber Co. 5/19/1947

Photographs: pp 234, 531 [2], p 61 [3], pp 87-88 [8]

  • OP-7512, D&RGW 346, 09/29/36, Sheridan Junction, CO, Perspective: 3/4R, leased to Colorado & Southern
  • OP-7513, D&RGW 346, 09/29/36, Denver, CO, Perspective: 3/4L, leased to Colorado & Southern
  • OP-7514, D&RGW 346, 09/29/36, Denver, CO, Perspective: LS, leased to Colorado & Southern
  • OP-7515, D&RGW 346, 05/10/39, Gunnison, CO, Perspective: 3/4L
  • OP-7516, D&RGW 346, 06/28/46, Durango, CO, Perspective: 3/4L, stored
  • OP-7890, D&RGW 346, 09/23/36, Sheridan Junction, CO, westbound, Freight, 14 cars, 15 mph, on the Colorado & Southern, near Sheridan Junction, C&S 5 & D&RGW 343 in rear pushing
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Notes: Leased to C&S 1935-37. Wrecked in 1936 in runaway on Kenosha Pass. Rebuilt by CB&Q Denver shops. To R. W. Richardson 7/1950, later Colorado Railroad Museum
 
 

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