Rio Grande Locomotives
By: John Kelly
ISBN Number: 978-1-58388-244-3 / 1-58388-244-8
126 Page Book
Founded in 1870, Denver & Rio Grande Railroad - also known as Rio Grande - operated narrow gauge, standard gauge, and diesel locomotives in the spectacular Colorado Rockies. Their slogan was ''Through the Rockies, not Around Them".
Narrow gauge photos include 2-8-0 Consolidations and 2-8-2 Mikado's. Standard gauge 4-8-4 Baldwin-built locomotives comprised the Class M-64 and M-68 ''Northerns'' but Rio Grande liked to call them ''Mountains.'' By 1956, Rio Grande entered the diesel era with Electro-Motive built passenger and freight locomotives FT, F3, F7, General Purpose and Special Duty series. Electro-Motive SD40T-2 ''Tunnel Motors,'' SD45 and SD50 locomotives are featured. Other photos include American Locomotive PA-PB and RS-3 series, Fairbanks-Morse H-15-44, and diesel-hydraulic ML-4 locomotives from German manufacturer Krauss-Maffei.
Featured is a special color photo section of Denver & Rio Grande locomotives along the scenic Royal Gorge Route and the magnificent Moffat Tunnel Route. Other highlights include a system map, timetables and magazine advertising. Overall a delightful volume that will appeal to all railfans.
Preserving History through the Publication of Notable Photographic Archives.