Ready For Work

Mr. Radcliffe recorded this view of D&RGW 2-8-0 #361 on the turntable at Gunnison, Colorado on a winter day in December of 1950. We’ve seen several scenes of this locomotive in action over the years, and this final portrait shows her up close. It appears she’s ready for another crawl over the mountains, with the tender piled high with coal and the safety valve lifted, revealing that the steam pressure is up. She won’t be long for this world though as she was scrapped in 1951.

D&RGW 2-8-0 #361 on Turntable

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