As part of it's 50th anniversary celebration, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad hosted an unprecedented gathering of 5 narrow gauge steam locomotives built in the 19th century - the Victorian Iron Horse Roundup. The five locomotives were Denver & Rio Grande 4-6-0 #168, Denver & Rio Grande 2-8-0 #425, Eureka & Palisade 4-4-0 #4 "Eureka," Carson and Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Co. 2-6-0 #1 "Glenbrook," and Rio Grande Southern 4-6-0 #20. This 2-disc video features comprehensive coverage of the 9-day event, with a combination of trackside video and aerial footage along the 64 miles between Antonito, CO and Chama, NM.|
The Roundup featured numerous special excursions, with doubleheaders being the norm on most days. Eureka and Glenbrook (the two 1875 woodburners) were always operated together, while #168 and #425 also ran as a pair most of the time. RGS #20 was fired up and on display, but didn't operate any excursions until August 31st after the conclusion of the Roundup. Those trips
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