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Galloping Goose and Dolores, Colorado

first, we are staying at Dolores, CO, RV park. found it in AAA camping book. this is about 30 minutes north of Mesa Verde where spouse really really wanted to visit.

As we are driving into town I see a sign at a station on the left that says "Denver & Rio Grande Southern". Yes, I have heard of it. in fact know that there are a lot of narrow-minded, er...narrow guage guys who model this. Hmm. museum...hmm. so today, after 1.5 days of looking at cliff dwellings, I finally get to stop and take a look.. WOW. see attached photo. Didn't realize Dolores essentially midpoint of DRGS between Ridgeway (never heard of until today) and Durango (where I am headed on Saturday to ride a train). not only that, but it is home to the Galloping Goose #5 and I have that model at home. however, sigh, the Goose is over running in Chama this weekend and coming back here on Monday. Wait. we are going ot Chama on Monday...darn..
anyway, still a find. amazing what you find when you are not looking. (or don't find).

well, onto other trains.


Riding the Skunk Train

Got to ride the Skunk train last week. IN THE CAB! Listen!


Fast Flying Virginian

Passenger Train - Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad ) (FFV)
Filmed this at Andy Schnur's HO scale C&O Layout in bay area
This short video is merely a teaser. If you have good broadband then go to the following link to
View good High Definition version which is longer (10 minute) and more involved.

Originally ran from Washington DC to Cincinnati. We set out Pullman at White Sulphur Springs & change Engines/pickup Diner in Hinton, West Virginia. Sound is in tender using Soundtraxx Tsunami decoders. (We know the bell is a bit loud).