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Going to Denver Part 2 7/6/2016

by Chris Guenzler

We arrived at the Royal Gorge Park and parked the car.

The Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge. Above the Royal Gorge is where the steam engine is here.

D&RGW 2-6-2 K37 499. We walked to the Information Desk and picked up our tickets. Now we will walk out onto the Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge. Here are the views.

Here are the views from the Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge. Now you know me well enough that I would time my visit with the passing of a Royal Gorge Railroad train running through the gorge. Sit back and enjoy the pictures,of the train running west through the Royal Gorge.

There you have it a Royal Gorge Railroad train running through the Royal Gorge from the Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge.

Here is Robin Bowers making his first trip onto the Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge. We walked back to the car and drove to Canon City.

The Royal Gorge Railroad display in Canon City.

Royal Gorge Railroad F7A 402.

Royal Gorge Railroad Shay 8

The Santa Fe Station in Canon City.

One last view of Canon City. We next drove to Pueblo and went to the Pueblo Railroad Museum.

Pueblo Railroad Museum 7/6/2016.

US Department of Transportation U30C 001. I went looking for someone.

Santa Fe 4-8-4 2912.

BNSF freight train in the BNSF Pueblo Yard.

44 Tonner Bob. I called the person I had spoke to and he told me how to get to the shop. The bad news was that the locomotive they were going to use had dead batteries. My bad luck here stikes again. But that was fine with me.

US Department of Transportation experimental guide way train.

Federal Railroad Administration Tracked Levitated Vehicle.

Trackmobile. From here we went into the shop building.

Colorado & Wyoming Railroad GP-9 102.

Colorado & Southern caboose 10038.

Steel Town Trolley 1245.

Freshly painted steam engine parts.

Freshly painted drivers.

Missouri Pacific caboose 123-4.

US Department of Transportation Limry Maglev Test Vehicle.

D&RGW caboose 01432.

Colorado & Wyoming Railroad GP-9 104.

BN tool car 951859.

Colorado & Wyoming Railroad GP-9 103.

Signal parts.

Crossing signals.

Shop view.

A narrow gauge switcher. From here we headed north towards Denver. We caught up to a BNSF empty coal train and once we got ahead of it, we exited at Pinon.

BNSF 6009 North. This was Robin's first ever Joint Line train.

Santa Fe/Colorado Southern Freighthouse.

The Santa Fe Colorado Springs station.

EAS Box Cars. We drove to our next station.

The Rio Grande Colorado Springs station.

Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway 5. From here we drove to Denver via Palmer Lake and fought the traffic into Denver and finally reached the Clarion Inn for this night.