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Oh, to have been at Chama, NM, yesterday
« on: June 15, 2008, 05:10:03 PM »
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When this train departed for Cumbres Pass. 2008 --- or 1908??


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Re: Oh, to have been at Chama, NM, yesterday
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2008, 12:51:08 PM »
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Very nice!
I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

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Re: Oh, to have been at Chama, NM, yesterday
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2008, 02:36:25 PM »
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Oh, boy...  I spent some time in HOn3 doing the RGS (back in the early 90s) and there's just something very, very pleasing about the proportions of those old D&RGW 2-8-0s.

I'm very glad to see the 315 back in steam rather than decorating the front of a Durango motel.

BTW, Rio Grande Southern is in Strasburg, PA, also being restored to service.

I'd be very happy if RGS #42, currently at Durango, could be brought back to life as well.  From what I understand, her frame is cracked in several places as a result of "snow bucking."  Apparently the RGS would take a running start at a snow drift and slam into it at track speed.  She'd need a whole new frame.
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