Rio Grande Southern C-19 #41 Test Run

In 1881, the Baldwin locomotive company built 12 C-19 class 2-8-0 engines for the Denver & Rio Grande RR. In 1916, the D&RG sold number 409 to the Rio Grande Southern RR. The RGS renumbered it to 41. In November 1951, the 41 was sold to Knotts Berry Farm in

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View from the Vista Dome – David Lotz

I have enjoyed being the Prospector Editor starting with Prospector, Volume 16, Issue 2, for almost seven years! (Not bad for a Burlington guy.) As this is the last issue that I’m involved with, I wanted to say thank you to those who have mentored me in all things Rio

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The Prospector 22, Number 4 Has Been Mailed

Arriving soon in a mailbox near you! The Prospector Volume 22, Number 3 started being mailed out this week from our printer. This issue features another of the late Mike McLaughlin’s short stories, this one known as “The Stove” is about the daily struggle of a signal gang in the

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D&RGW K-28 locomotives celebrated their 100th birthday

The surviving Rio Grande’s 2-8-2 Mikado K-28 locomotives celebrated their 100th birthday in early October, often referred to as the “Sport Model” often compared to the classic '67 Chevrolet Chevelle SS and the smooth Rolls Royce, these locomotives have spent a century hauling tonnage across some of the most challenging

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2023 St. Louis RPM (STLRPM)

Our friends with the St. Louis RPM (STLRPM) asked our society to share information regarding the upcoming 16th annual meet in Collinsville, Illinois. With only couple weeks to go, the STLRPM hosts wanted encourage you to plan your trip, get your hotel rooms and bring your models to this years

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RGM&HS Prospector Editor Announces Retirement

With Prospector, Volume 21, Number 4, I have wrapped up my sixth year as your Prospector editor. On September 2nd, my wife retired from 44 years of nursing. With this event, I am obligated to fulfill a promise I made to her that I would find a buyer for my

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Rod von Bernuth Has Passed

Many folks associated with the preservation of the Rio Grande and the model railroading community in Colorado were saddened to learn about the sudden and unexpected passing of Rod von Bernuth on July 23rd. Rod’s impact to those of us who loved and modeled the Grande was immeasurable. Rod was

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November 2021 Green Light

In this issue of the Green Light we've got the following line-up for you: D&SNG Diesel 101 as Helper on Cascade Train Interesting Read: Amtrak’s Winter Park Express ski train service will return Bill Colley Set to Retire from D&SNG RGM&HS Society News From the President’s Office: by Jeff Pierce,

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CZ Dome-Buffet-Lounge “Silver Shop”

The Board of the American Passenger Train History Museum in Charles City, Iowa, recently reached out to the RGM&HS with the news the Phil Sheridan Trust recently donated CZ Dome-Buffet-"Cable Car" Lounge "Silver Shop" to our museum and we are working diligently to get the car moved in short  order.

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September 2021 Green Light

In this issue of the Green Light we've got the following line-up for you: D&RGW Caboose 01503 Restoration & New Forever Home Interesting Read: Tribe Backs Uinta Basin Railroad Construction RGM&HS Society News From the President’s Office: by Jeff Pierce, RGM&HS President Pre-Orders of the 2022 Rio Grande Calendar by

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