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Owner: Denver & Rio Grande Western
Model:Davenport 35 TonnerBuilt As:SVRR 101 (SV-1)
Serial Number:2245Order No:
Frame Number:Built:5/1937
Notes:30 ton ex-Sumpter Valley 101
Other locos with this serial:  DRGW 50(35 Tonner)
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D&RGW 30 ton #50
Title:  D&RGW 30 ton #50
Description:  D&RGW 30 ton Number 50 at Durango, Colorado on August 21, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler. This locomotive was built in May 1937 (c/n 2245) by Davenport-Besler as a 30 ton three foot gauge 0-4-0 switcher for the Sumpter Valley Railroad as their number 101. It was powered by a Caterpillar D-1700 diesel producing 160 horsepower, with power coupled to the wheels through a mechanical transmission and siderods. At some point when the Sumpter Valley shut down (the last 1.5 miles were removed in 1961) this locomotive went to the Edward Hines Lumber Company, then in 1963 it was purchased by the D&RGW and became the Durango switcher until the abandonment of the San Juan Extension in 1970. It was sold to Roaring Camp & Big Trees Railroad, a tourist railroad in Felton, California, in March 1970. Last run in the early 1970s, the engine was eventually sold to the Colorado Railroad Museum in 1984. The engine is preserved at the Colorado Railroad Museum today, and was returned to operation in June 2009. Note the brake cylinder mounted on the front as an air-powered uncoupling device.
Photo Date:  8/21/1965  Upload Date: 8/19/2010 11:00:09 AM
Location:  Durango, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DRGW 50(35 Tonner)
Views:  797   Comments: 3
DRGW 50 2001
Title:  DRGW 50 2001
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/1/2000  Upload Date: 1/7/2005 9:15:01 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Jim Sands
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DRGW 50(35 Tonner)
Views:  1250   Comments: 0
DRGW 50
Title:  DRGW 50
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/22/2009  Upload Date: 5/8/2010 10:06:11 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Daniel Burns
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DRGW 50(35 Tonner)
Views:  324   Comments: 0
DRGW 50 Head-On
Title:  DRGW 50 Head-On
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/5/2010  Upload Date: 2/15/2010 11:03:35 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Alex Gillman
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DRGW 50(35 Tonner)
Views:  341   Comments: 0
DRGW 50
Title:  DRGW 50
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/5/2010  Upload Date: 2/15/2010 11:05:54 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Alex Gillman
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DRGW 50(35 Tonner)
Views:  303   Comments: 0
DRGW 50
Title:  DRGW 50
Description:  The ONLY Rio Grande narrow gage diesel
Photo Date:  5/29/2010  Upload Date: 6/1/2010 6:39:20 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Matt Farnsworth
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DRGW 50(35 Tonner)
Views:  434   Comments: 0
D&RGW 50 & Unknown Rail Crane
Title:  D&RGW 50 & Unknown Rail Crane
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/6/2011  Upload Date: 8/6/2011 7:05:44 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Wil Hata
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DRGW 50(35 Tonner)
Views:  157   Comments: 0
DRGW 50, GBL 130, GLRX 12, & GBL 15
Title:  DRGW 50, GBL 130, GLRX 12, & GBL 15
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/6/2012  Upload Date: 2/25/2012 10:54:45 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Alex Gillman
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DRGW 50(35 Tonner) GBL 130(50Tonner) GLRX 12(Shay 3 Truck) GBL 15(50Tonner)
Views:  406   Comments: 0
Turntable Plaque & Flurry of Rio Grande Power
Title:  Turntable Plaque & Flurry of Rio Grande Power
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/6/2012  Upload Date: 2/25/2012 10:56:03 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Alex Gillman
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DRGW 50(35 Tonner) GBL 130(50Tonner) GLRX 12(Shay 3 Truck) GBL 15(50Tonner)
Views:  200   Comments: 0
DRGW 50
Title:  DRGW 50
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/14/2012  Upload Date: 5/17/2012 9:08:12 AM
Location:  Chama, NM
Author:  Mike Pennington
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DRGW 50(35 Tonner)
Views:  142   Comments: 0
DRGW 50
Title:  DRGW 50
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/16/2012  Upload Date: 8/11/2012 8:41:49 AM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Stephie Kolata
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DRGW 50(35 Tonner)
Views:  211   Comments: 0
GC&SJ 4
Title:  GC&SJ 4
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/13/2012  Upload Date: 8/13/2012 4:50:12 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Wil Hata
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GCSJ 4(100Tonner) DRGW 50(35 Tonner) GLRX 15(50Tonner)
Views:  187   Comments: 2
D&RGW 50
Title:  D&RGW 50
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/13/2012  Upload Date: 8/13/2012 4:53:10 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Wil Hata
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DRGW 50(35 Tonner)
Views:  188   Comments: 0
D&RGW 50
Title:  D&RGW 50
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/20/2013  Upload Date: 6/22/2013 5:15:14 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Wil Hata
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DRGW 50(35 Tonner)
Views:  49   Comments: 0
Roundhouse View 1
Title:  Roundhouse View 1
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/27/2013  Upload Date: 8/5/2013 6:42:01 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Wil Hata
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GLRX 40(2-8-0) GCSJ 4(100Tonner) DRGW 491(2-8-2) DRGW 50(35 Tonner)
Views:  180   Comments: 0
Roundhouse View 2
Title:  Roundhouse View 2
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/27/2013  Upload Date: 8/5/2013 6:44:20 PM
Location:  Golden, CO
Author:  Wil Hata
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GLRX 40(2-8-0) GLRX 130(50Tonner) DRGW 50(35 Tonner) GCSJ 4(100Tonner) GCSJ 3(25 Tonner)
Views:  113   Comments: 0


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