Canon City & Royal Gorge

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Rev.: 18 June 2021

Photo by: Colorado Zephyr at Parkdale, Colorado on 17 August 2020
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Formatted by: R. Craig
Road No. Model Bldr & Date Bldr Number Notes
1 NW2 EMD - 7/41 1380 Ex-Ideal Cement #1 < SP 1317 < nee SP 1911
402 F7A EMD - 10/1949 8554 Out of Service; ex-C&NW 402, reblt in 1972; nee C&NW 4075A
403 F7A EMD - 10/1949 8563 Ex-C&NW 403, reblt in 1972; nee C&NW 4079C
601 & 602 SD40 EMD 34775, 34776 4/69 Ex-Escalante & Western WFA1 & WFA2 < nee C&O 7496 & 7497
603 SD40 EMD 34777 4/69 Ex-MKCX 7599 < Escalante & Western WFA3 < nee C&O 7498
1503 F7B EMD - 12/52 17714 Ex-Alaska 1503
2238 GP7U EMD - 2/51 12204 Ex-ATSF 2238
3104 GP40 EMD - 36828 8/70 Ex-WC 3004 < CMNW 3521/3004 < nee Western Pacific #3521
5305 SD9 EMD - 7/57 22809 Ex-D&RGW 5305; reblt in 9/1972 with lo-nose
C20 RP40-2C EMD - 2/69 34750 Ex-VRE V20 < CSX 6648 < SBD 6648 < nee A&WP 728
Railroad operates a 24-mile roundtrip into the Royal Gorge on the old Tennessee Pass line.

Abbreviations:

  • A&WP - Atlanta & West Point
  • ATSF & Atchiso Topeka & Santa Fe
  • C&NW - Chicago & orth Western
  • CMNW - Chicago Missouri & Western
  • D&RGW - Denver & Rio Grande Western
  • SBD - Seaboard System
  • SP - Southern Pacific
  • VRE - Virginia Railway Express
  • WC - Wisconsin Central

Thanks to the following people for additions / corrections: Colorado Zephyr, Forrest Becht, Larry Dilts, Ed Fulcomer and Randy Keller.

New: 9 October 2016

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