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Owner: Denver & Rio Grande Western
Model:EMD F3ABuilt As:DRGW 553A (F3A)
Serial Number:3546Order No:E692
Frame Number:E692-A3Built:11/1946
Notes:retired 1/66 traded to EMD
Other locos with this serial:  DRGW 5531(F3A)
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D&RGW F7 5531
Title:  D&RGW F7 5531
Description:  D&RGW F3 5531, Denver, Colorado, August 20, 1964, photo by Chuck Zeiler, photo shot from the passing CB&Q Train #10, the eastbound Denver Zephyr.
Photo Date:  8/20/1964  Upload Date: 10/31/2010 12:11:43 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 5531(F3A)
Views:  431   Comments: 0
D&RGW F3 5531
Title:  D&RGW F3 5531
Description:  D&RGW F-3 5531, Denver, Colorado, August 26, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Built in November 1946 as D&RGW F3 553A (c/n 3546) on EMD Order E692, it was renumbered to 5531 during 1950. The appearance of this F3 may be confusing, and on page 56 of Joseph A Strapac's book, "Rio Grande Diesels, A Pictorial History - Vol. 1", he explains: "The most interesting of the F3's was this rebuild. Number 5531 was wrecked at Dos, Colorado, on November 20, 1953, and was sent back to EMD for a totally new carbody featuring the then-current rounded door corners, F9 side panels, and Farr-air grills. Considered a F9m by EMD, it carried all the latest electrical gear, but was still rated at 1500 horsepower. The F3, F7, and F9 roof fan modules were interchangeable." I believe this is Train #7, The Prospector, scheduled to depart Denver at 6:25 PM, arriving at Salt Lake City at 8:40 AM. Included in the consist is a cafe-lounge car, standard sleepers, and chair cars.
Photo Date:  8/26/1965  Upload Date: 9/23/2010 12:40:28 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  DRGW 5531(F3A)
Views:  1068   Comments: 0


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