News Wire: Durango & Silverton resumes steam operations

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Thursday, July 12, 2018 12:31 PM

DURANGO, Colo. — Steam trains are running to Silverton again for the first time in six weeks after county officials reduced the fire danger restrictions. The first Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad trains left Durango this morning w...

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/07/12-durango--silverton-resumes-steam-operations

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Friday, July 13, 2018 7:28 AM

Out of curiosity, what sort of diesels were being used?  It would have been most interesting if they had a GA8 in Rio Grande colors (not likely, but I can daydream).

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Posted by kgbw49 on Thursday, July 19, 2018 11:13 AM

Perhaps they are looking at GE C23EMP models.

These are on a narrow guage line in Bolivia and also operate at high altitude.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvU3geaH4xE

Might look pretty good with Rio Grande-style speed lettering.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JvSCJDzlH4M

 

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