Worth a Look – Some Useful Links

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This page will include a random selection of sites worth a visit, containing useful contemporary, historic, or essential references for anyone with an interest in rail transport and technology.


Denver Public Library – Colorado Railroad Photographs

This is a superb collection of images of railroads in the Western USA, including in particular, locomotives and trains on the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, the Rio Grande Southern, and the Union Pacific Railroad.

The Denver Public Library’s Digital Collections includes 20,000+ historical railroad photographs from notable railroad photographers such as Robert Richardson and Otto Perry, including a large portion of Perry’s works.

Definitely worth an online visit.

Here’s a sample:

D&RGW – Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad standard gauge locomotives (2-10-2) #1400 and #1401 are coupled together in the rail yard in Alamosa (Alamosa County), Colorado. Shows a portion of 2-8-8-2 locomotive #3616.