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Colorado Narrow Gauge 2025 Wall Calendar

A rail-fan favorite, Colorado Narrow Gauge pictures the trains of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. Established in 1870, the Rio Grande eventually operated 2,783 miles of track connecting Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. Serving mountain communities, farms, and mines from the 1800s into the mid-1900s, the Rio Grande ran trains through mountain gorges, and across the highest rail mainline in America to deliver on the D&RG’s early motto, “Through the Rockies, not around them.”

This 2025 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Narrow gauge trains featured in this edition include:

• Engine 495, a Class K-37 (2-8-2) brought a standard gauge train to Antonito, CO using a standard gauge idler car on both ends of the southbound freight, an all-standard-gauge consist, but with a narrow-gauge caboose in May 1957.

• D&RGW 478 and 498 (a Class K-28 and a Class K-37) are leading a westbound freight at Arboles, CO, passing a unique water tank on June 14, 1968.

• Locomotive 489, a Class K-36 (2-8-2) and 268, a Class C-16 Consolidation (2-8-0) are at Gunnison, Colorado in June 1955.

• D&RGW 492 and 483 are being prepared for a “hill turn” to Cumbres and back in April 1949, a nearly every day occurrence.

• Many have seen Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge 493 in the last three years. Here is an image of 493 on a northbound D&RGW freight coming through Aztec, NM on May 31, 1958. The San Juan Basin oil boom was well underway at this time.

• Resplendent in its “bumblebee” paint scheme engine 4973, is loading sheep at Silverton, CO on June 24, 1950. The stock pens at Silverton were on the wye.

• D&RGW 483 and 493 (a Class K-36 and K-37) are on a double-headed westbound freight crossing the Conejos River one mile north of Antonito, CO on July 23, 1968.

• D&RGW 488 is pumping up the air and 484 has been placed mid-train on this warm August 1962 day at Antonito, CO. A substantial batch of empty Gramps Tank Cars are being returned to Chama, where they will be reloaded for another trip to the Gramps Refinery, located just east of the Alamosa roundhouse.

• Locomotives 492 and 495 are bringing a westbound freight down the two percent grade three miles west of Falfa, CO on September 14, 1956. In 1956, there was no problem with double-heading downgrade here. That all changed in September 1958, when slack action between engines 483 and 494 caused a derailment.

• D&RGW 492 is on an eastbound livestock train at Los Pinos, CO in October 1964. There is a 180-degree reverse curve here.

• Engine 483 is leading an eastbound “Kolor Karavan” passenger special through Monero Canyon, NM on September 3, 1962.

• Rio Grande 494, a Class K-37 Mikado (2-8-2) is leading an eastbound livestock train down Cumbres Pass about two miles west of Los Pinos, CO on October 6, 1961.

Published by Tide-mark Press © 2024

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Tide-mark publishes a notable group of train calendars featuring classic images of steam locomotives and great named trains of railroads across the United States and Canada. Calendar titles for 2025 include: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Denver & Rio Grande Railroad in Colorado Narrow Gauge, Gulf Mobile & Ohio, Illinois Central, Milwaukee Road, New York Central, Pennsylvania Railroad, Rock Island, Santa Fe Railway, and the Southern Pacific. Classic trains are also pictured in Great Trains featuring paintings by artist Gil Bennett and in Howard Fogg’s Trains. Contemporary trains are the focus of the Railroading! calendar that offers 24 spectacular full-color images of trains from across North America. Tide-mark also publishes the Streetcars & Trolleys calendar with classic images from a wide range of cities in the U.S.

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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 11 × 14 × .25 in