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HistoryEdit

The D&RGW was created from the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad and the Rio Grande Western Railroad in (?).

Steam LocomotivesEdit

For pictures of many of the following locomotives, see:

The D&RGW reclassified their steam locomotives in (?) to the follwing scheme:

A letter denoting the wheel arrangement of the loco followed by a number specifying the tractive effort of the loco in thousands of pounds. The following classes were used on the D&RGW narrow gauge. C stands for consolidation (2-8-0) and K for mikado (2-8-2).

Freight EquipmentEdit

No description of D&RGW narrow gauge freigt cars would be possible without the work of Sloan, Robert E. as shown in his book A Century + Ten of D&RGW Narrow Gauge Freight Cars, 1871 to 1981. For pictures of many of the following cars, see the following:

Class 1
Class 2
Class 3
Class 3a
Class 4
Class 5
Class 6
Class 6a
Class 7
Class 8
Class 1
Class 2
Class 3
Class 4
Class 5
Class 6
Class 7
Class 8
Class 9
Class 10
Class 11
Class 12
Class 13
Class 14
Class 15
Class 16
Class 17
Class 18
Class 19
Class 20
Class 21
Class 22
Class 23
Class 24
Class 25
Class 26
Class 27
Class 28
Class 1
Class 2
Class 3
Class 4
Class 5
Class 6
Class 7
Class 8
Class 9
Class 10
Class 11
Class 12
Class 13
Class 14
Class 15
Class 16
Class 17
Class 18
Class 19
Class 20
Class 21
Class 22
Class 1
Class 2
Class 3
Class 4
Class 5
Class 6

The tank cars used by Colorado narrow gauge railroads were owned by privcate tank car companies, not the railroads themselves. The companies were:

Continental Oil Company (Conoco)
General Transportation Company (Texaco)
Union Tank Car Company (UTLX)