Durango's oldest engine

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by nkp174, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

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    I just thought i'd post on here that the oldest engine in Durango...D&RGW #315...made her debut as the latest engine to be restored.

    Just search for Denver Rio Grand 315 on youtube.com

    There are some nice videos!
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    They moved fast on it. It was early this year that they moved it to restore her wasn't it. Sweet video and sweet engine.

    Greg
  3. nkp174

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    I don't remember when the started...but I think it was a long time ago...just that they did most of the work in the park where she was.

    Maybe we'll see #42 at some point? I personally would prefer a T-12.
  4. nachoman

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    the durango railroad historical society website has good documentation of this restoration.

    Kevin
  5. Greg Elems

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    Restoring an engine is a ton of work. There are many engines across the country in pieces from failed attempts. Restoring something which has sat outside for 60+ years is an accomplishment. I remember in the mid '90s how that engine had a much narrow tender than the cab...like it had been swapped with a T-12 or something.