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Durango & Silverton 476 going thru rebuild

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Durango & Silverton 476 going thru rebuild
Posted by D&RGWRR476 on Thursday, February 02, 2017 5:47 PM

Last September I stopped into the Durango & Siverton museum and noticed 476 was not on display. In its place was 478. I asked the museum guy and he said 476 was going through a routine maintenance rebuild and would be ready by May 2017. I poked my head through a back of the shop window and sure enough, 476 was all torn down and being worked on. 476 has not run since the late 90's. Good to have her back on the line again!

Yours In Model Railroading,

John

Littleton, CO

 

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Posted by MidlandMike on Thursday, February 02, 2017 9:29 PM

What is the status of 473 ?

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Posted by D&RGWRR476 on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 11:17 AM

Hi Mike,

473 still going strong. Last summer after they reduce the trains to two per week, they used it a few days each week. You can tell 473 is coming by its single chime lower sounding whistle.

The last 3 summers we have stayed in Durango 4-6 weeks, camping in a campground where the train tracks go thru the middle of the campground, so I saw 473 several times.

Yours In Model Railroading,

John

Littleton, CO

 

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Posted by Boyd on Monday, March 27, 2017 12:51 AM

How many engines do they hav?

Modeling the "Fargo Area Rapid Transit" in O scale 3 rail.

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