Durango's oldest engine

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

  1. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    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!
  2. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member

    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.

  3. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    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

    nachoman Guest

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

  5. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member

  6. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    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.

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