HOn3 Scale - Denver & Rio Grande Western & Rio Grande Southern
Denver and Rio Grande Western #425 at MP 290 - A Touch Chili
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.