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Railheads release comprehensive history of Locomotive No. 315
The boiler and frame of Locomotive No. 315 sits on blocks, ready for sandblasting at its barest point in August 2005. The grid marks are for ultrasonic testing of boiler thickness. Wheel sets were taken to the D&SNGR shop for restoring.
Locomotive No. 315 pulls four Pullman Green cars with Denver & Rio Grande Western lettering on the return leg of a round trip to Cascade Canyon during Railfest in August. The restored locomotive has been operational since August 2007.
Locomotive 315: The Lives, Times and Rebirth of an 1895 Steam Engine by George F. Niederauer. Durango Railroad Historical Society, hardcover, 510 pages, $79.85. Available at the Animas Museum, 3065 West Second Ave.; The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot Gift Shop, 479 Main Ave.; Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave.; also by mail order (include $8 for shipping and handling) to Durango Railroad Historical Society, Box 654 Durango, CO 81302. For more information call 382-0875 or visit www.drhs315.org.
A group of volunteers goes to work removing the first long beam (sill) from the old tender frame in 2003. All wood parts had to be replaced. The men, from left, are Jamie Wagner, Jim Granflaten, Ron Not, Mike Nemecek, Brandon Boling, Art Sherwood, Bob Stalcup and Fred Folk.

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The boiler and frame of Locomotive No. 315 sits on blocks, ready for sandblasting at its barest point in August 2005. The grid marks are for ultrasonic testing of boiler thickness. Wheel sets were taken to the D&SNGR shop for restoring.
Locomotive No. 315 pulls four Pullman Green cars with Denver & Rio Grande Western lettering on the return leg of a round trip to Cascade Canyon during Railfest in August. The restored locomotive has been operational since August 2007.
Locomotive 315: The Lives, Times and Rebirth of an 1895 Steam Engine by George F. Niederauer. Durango Railroad Historical Society, hardcover, 510 pages, $79.85. Available at the Animas Museum, 3065 West Second Ave.; The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot Gift Shop, 479 Main Ave.; Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave.; also by mail order (include $8 for shipping and handling) to Durango Railroad Historical Society, Box 654 Durango, CO 81302. For more information call 382-0875 or visit www.drhs315.org.
A group of volunteers goes to work removing the first long beam (sill) from the old tender frame in 2003. All wood parts had to be replaced. The men, from left, are Jamie Wagner, Jim Granflaten, Ron Not, Mike Nemecek, Brandon Boling, Art Sherwood, Bob Stalcup and Fred Folk.
Locomotive 315: The Lives, Times and Rebirth of an 1895 Steam Engine

By George F. Niederauer. Durango Railroad Historical Society, hardcover, 510 pages, $79.85. Available at the Animas Museum, 3065 West Second Ave.; The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot Gift Shop, 479 Main Ave.; Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave.; also by mail order (include $8 for shipping and handling) to Durango Railroad Historical Society, Box 654 Durango, CO 81302. For more information call 382-0875 or visit www.drhs315.org.

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