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Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad

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D&RGW 1961 FREIGHT TRAIN

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Denver & Rio Grande Western

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HOn3 Scale - Denver & Rio Grande Western & Rio Grande Southern

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Denver and Rio Grande Western #425 at MP 290 - A Touch Chili

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The first train on the D&RGW Monarch Branch

The Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, often shortened to Rio Grande, D&RG or D&RGW, formerly the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, was an American Class I railroad company. The railroad started as a 3 ft narrow-gauge line running south from Denver, Colorado in 1870. It served mainly as a transcontinental bridge line between Denver, and Salt Lake City, Utah. The Rio Grande was also a major origin of coal and mineral traffic.