Sunday, May 7, 2023


 It's Steamy Sunday here on the Blog!  Today's image goes way back in the archives to an early visit I made to the Colorado RR Museum.  This is Rio Grande Southern #20 built in 1899.  It originally operated on the Florence and Cripple Creek line.  After floods destroyed much of that line it was sold to the RGS in 1916.  It operated on that line until 1951 when it was sent to a hotel in Alamosa where it sat until the museum opened and it was donated to it in 2006.  The 20 had undergone a major 14 year restoration at the Strasburg RR in Pennsylvania and is now back in at the museum and operating which is wonderful that it was brought back to life.


  1. Quite the history to it! Glad it is back out on the tracks

    1. I am glad as well. Always great when one is restored to life again and not just display.