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Denver and Rio Grande Western in S-scale
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OWNER: Chic Hartert
LAYOUT TYPE: Scale Narrow Gauge around the wall

The original Rio Grande railroad system embraced a 1670-mile network of narrow-gauge trackage in 1888. Today only 45 miles of narrow gauge remain from the original line is now called the Silverton Branch or Silverton Line. The dual gauge track-work comprised of three rails to handle both gauges is now gone and standard rail has taken its place where the railroad is still active.

Chic has successfully portrayed the D&RGW narrow gauge system and scenery including the operations of the Galloping Goose rail bus as well as Shay locomotives that the prototype RGW had inherited from the Copper Belt lines when the D&RGW consolidated with the RGW in 1921.

Photos by C&P Porter

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Nicholas Creek & Trestle, with Samantha Mine in background to the right

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Stock at Mae-Mei Jct

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Looking North at the Rohde Ranch & Ryan Jct to the left. 492


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Looking North at Alexander Mt & Tunnel - Bridges over Alexander River

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Looking South at Brooke Tunnel from Alexander Mt.

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Looking North at Rohde Ranch top right Ryan Jct. at water tank - Engine #492 coming from Rondale

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Train heading for Mae-Mei Jct. 
Engine #492

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Nicholas Creek Depot

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Chickadee Lumber Company

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Jolene Trestle

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Samantha Gold Mine

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The barn at Rohde Ranch

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Bridges over Alexander River

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Luke Stamp Mill near Rondale

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Nicholas Creek & Roberta Trestle with Samantha Gold Mine to the upper right with engine #42

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Andrew Silver Mine at Mt Helen

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Buildings at Nicholas Creek

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Ryan Jct water tank

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Cattle at Mae-Mei Jct.

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Brooke Tunnel Portal

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Ryan Jct. water tank

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Nicholas Creek Depot

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Shay #9 picking up a load of lumber at Chickadee Lumber Co.

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Rotary Snow Plow near barn at Chickadee Lumber Co.

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Sawdust Burner at Chickadee Lumber Co.

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Galloping Goose #7 running over the Jolene Trestle

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Oil pump with Jolene Trestle in background

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Samantha Gold Mine at Nicholas Creek

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Desiree' feeding the chickens at Rohde Ranch by the barn

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Combine coach over Alexander River bridge

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Luke Stamp Mill near Rondale

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Engine #42 over Nicholas Creek and Roberta Trestle

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Looking North at Samantha Gold Mine

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Andrews Silver Mine

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Andrews Silver Mine shaft house

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Roberta Trestle crossing Nicholas Creek


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Alexander River bridges looking at Alexander Mt. Tunnel

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Engine #492


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