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Date: 08/04/22 10:07
Morning at the RGX/Royal Gorge Train in Canon City Co
Author: ns2557

Had to go into town this morning to get some things taken care of. Was asked if it would be possible to get some more shots of the freshly painted CRRX 602 in sun. So after checking in at office by the shop went over and got these 3 seen here.  All taken 08-04-2022 in Canon City Co.

Shot 1. CRRX/RGX 601, the first unit repainted after purchase of these units and only one to wear this scheme.

Shot 2.  The caboose that came with the 3 units. To be painted a black with orange trim, like the 601. And from what I have been told, to be placed down by station in town, alongside the ex Great Western Wood Side there now. To be used as a dining area.

Shot 3. Left hand side long hood shot of the 602 in it's Santa Express Scheme.  Sure is "loud". 

Thanks for taking a gander at these. Be well, Ben








Date: 08/04/22 10:42
Re: Morning at the RGX/Royal Gorge Train in Canon City Co
Author: miralomarail

Good Morning Ben, thanks for those lovely photo's.
If Santa see's that Loud 602 , then Rudolph, Red Nose and all will be out of a job !  

Take care of your self Ben.



Date: 08/04/22 10:52
Re: Morning at the RGX/Royal Gorge Train in Canon City Co
Author: ns2557

miralomarail Wrote:
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> Good Morning Ben, thanks for those lovely
> photo's.
> If Santa see's that Loud 602 , then Rudolph, Red
> Nose and all will be out of a job !  
>
> Take care of your self Ben.

Yeah, Tom, He sure would be. That thing will light up any dark sky. No excuse for not seeing this one coming at ya. Be well, Ben



Date: 08/04/22 11:03
Re: Morning at the RGX/Royal Gorge Train in Canon City Co
Author: 3rdswitch

The nose shot looks disgustingly close to Thomas the tank engine .
JB



Date: 08/04/22 12:03
Re: Morning at the RGX/Royal Gorge Train in Canon City Co
Author: kurtarmbruster

Why that striped cab roof? And as for that Christmas sleigh-thingie: blecchh! So undignified.



Date: 08/05/22 18:12
Re: Morning at the RGX/Royal Gorge Train in Canon City Co
Author: ntharalson

Ben, do you kniow the heritage of the caboose?  Thanks.  

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



Date: 08/05/22 18:30
Re: Morning at the RGX/Royal Gorge Train in Canon City Co
Author: alongthejointline

Overhead safety stripes could go away, but otherwise I like the looks of that SD40-3.
 



Date: 08/05/22 19:34
Re: Morning at the RGX/Royal Gorge Train in Canon City Co
Author: ns2557

ntharalson Wrote:
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> Ben, do you kniow the heritage of the caboose? 
> Thanks.  
>
> Nick Tharalson,
> Marion, IA

Ex Escalante Western 1969. Not sure what ex ATSF Caboose it was tho. Enclosed is a shot I took of it in Pueblo back last year when being delivered, June 13 2021. Really can't find any info on this caboose. Not mny shots around either. Ben




Date: 08/06/22 05:36
Re: Morning at the RGX/Royal Gorge Train in Canon City Co
Author: alongthejointline

Ben, according to Dennis Stern on Flickr, waycar "started out as ATSF 999176 in 8-69 in their Ce1 class and has been serviced in Kansas City and Albuqueque prior
to the end of the stencils."



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