Denver & Rio Grande Western

Locomotive History

Last Update: 09/03/2000
Road: Denver & Rio Grande Western Road #: 489
From: 1925 To: 1962 Class: K36 Gauge: N
Acquired: New Name:
Builder: Baldwin, # 58590, 1925 Wt: 187100 Tract. Eff.: 36200
Wheel Arr.: 2-8-2 Cylinders: 20x24 Drivers: 44.00
Disposition: Retired 1962, to C&TS 1970

Photographs: pp 156-157 [8]

  • OP-7698, D&RGW 489, 07/03/38, Chama, NM, Perspective: 3/4R
  • OP-7699, D&RGW 489, 05/26/39, Chama, NM, Perspective: 3/4L
  • OP-7700, D&RGW 489, 08/31/41, Cumbres, CO, Perspective: 3/4L
  • OP-7701, D&RGW 489, 10/09/53, Gunnison, CO, Perspective: 3/4R
  • OP-7702, D&RGW 489, 10/09/53, Gunnison, CO, Perspective: RS
  • OP-8777, D&RGW 489, 05/28/39, Los Pinos, CO, westbound, Freight, 64 cars, near Los Pinos, 486 helping in train
  • OP-8778, D&RGW 489, 05/28/39, Cumbres, CO, westbound, Freight, 64 cars, east of Cumbres, 486 helping in train
  • OP-8779, D&RGW 489, 05/28/39, Coxo, CO, westbound, Freight, 64 cars, west of Coxo
  • OP-8780, D&RGW 489, 05/28/39, Lobato, NM, westbound, Freight, 56 cars, above Lobato
  • OP-8781, D&RGW 489, 05/28/39, Chama, NM, westbound, Freight, 56 cars, east of Chama
  • OP-8782, D&RGW 489, 11/10/40, La Jara, CO, eastbound, Freight, 48 cars, 25 mph, north of La Jara
  • OP-8783, D&RGW 489, 11/10/40, La Jara, CO, eastbound, Freight, 48 cars, north of La Jara
  • OP-8784, D&RGW 489, 11/10/40, Estrella, CO, eastbound, Freight, 49 cars, north of Estrella
  • OP-8785, D&RGW 489, 07/27/41, Los Pinos, CO, westbound, Freight, 60 cars, above Los Pinos, 480 helping in train
  • OP-8786, D&RGW 489, 07/27/41, Lobato, NM, westbound, Freight, 60 cars, above Lobato
  • OP-8787, D&RGW 489, 08/31/41, Los Pinos, CO, westbound, Freight, 79 cars, above Los Pinos, 483 helping in train
  • OP-8788, D&RGW 489, 08/31/41, Cumbres, CO, westbound, Freight, 79 cars, below Cumbres, 483 helping in train
  • OP-8789, D&RGW 489, 09/19/47, Coxo, CO, westbound, Caboose hop, 1 car, below Coxo, Windy Point in background
  • OP-8790, D&RGW 489, 05/21/50, Salida, CO, Excursion, 6 cars, Rocky Mountain Railroad Club excursion, for Monarch and Villa Grove
  • OP-8791, D&RGW 489, 05/21/50, Monarch, CO, Excursion, 6 cars, Rocky Mountain Railroad Club excursion
  • OP-8792, D&RGW 489, 05/21/50, Monarch, CO, Excursion, 6 cars, Rocky Mountain Railroad Club excursion, leaving Monarch
  • OP-8793, D&RGW 489, 05/21/50, Poncha Junction, CO, Excursion, 6 cars, Rocky Mountain Railroad Club excursion
  • OP-8794, D&RGW 489, 05/21/50, Mears Junction, CO, Excursion, 6 cars, Rocky Mountain Railroad Club excursion, on bridge at Mears Junction, nice smoke effect
  • OP-8795, D&RGW 489, 05/21/50, Poncha Pass, CO, Excursion, 6 cars, Rocky Mountain Railroad Club excursion, top of Poncha Pass
  • OP-8796, D&RGW 489, 05/21/50, Poncha Pass, CO, Excursion, 6 cars, Rocky Mountain Railroad Club excursion, top of Poncha Pass
  • OP-8797, D&RGW 489, 05/21/50, Villa Grove, CO, Excursion, 6 cars, Rocky Mountain Railroad Club excursion
  • OP-8798, D&RGW 489, 07/28/51, Salida, CO, westbound, Freight, 29 cars, west of Salida
  • OP-8799, D&RGW 489, 07/28/51, Poncha Junction, CO, westbound, Freight, 29 cars, west of Poncha Junction
  • OP-8800, D&RGW 489, 07/28/51, Maysville, CO, westbound, Freight, 29 cars, below Maysville
  • OP-8801, D&RGW 489, 07/28/51, Maysville, CO, westbound, Freight, 29 cars
  • OP-8802, D&RGW 489, 07/28/51, Maysville, CO, westbound, Freight, 14 cars, above Maysville
  • OP-8803, D&RGW 489, 07/28/51, Maysville, CO, westbound, Freight, 14 cars, above Maysville, heavy smoke
  • OP-8804, D&RGW 489, 07/28/51, Garfield, CO, westbound, Freight, 14 cars
  • OP-8805, D&RGW 489, 07/28/51, Monarch, CO, eastbound, Freight, near Monarch
  • OP-8806, D&RGW 489, 10/09/53, Marshall Pass, CO, eastbound, Freight, 32 cars, With 483, 480 & 482, near top of Marshall Pass, 4 engines, one at front, two in middle of train, and one pushing
  • OP-8807, D&RGW 489, 10/09/53, Marshall Pass, CO, eastbound, Freight, 32 cars, outside snowshed at Marshall Pass
  • OP-8808, D&RGW 489, 10/09/53, Marshall Pass, CO, eastbound, Freight, 32 cars, at snowshed
  • OP-8809, D&RGW 489, 10/09/53, Shirley, CO, eastbound, Freight, 32 cars, on bridge, near Shirley
  • OP-8810, D&RGW 489, 10/09/53, Mears Junction, CO, eastbound, Freight, 32 cars, by water tank at Mears Junction
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Notes: Last steam locomotive overhauled at Salida. Received many of the parts from # 485 that was wrecked in 1954 by a fall into the truntable pit at Salida. [21].
 
 

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