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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Rio Grande Product News – December 2023

We try to capture the significant D&RGW models for Rio Grande modelers in the our Rio Grande Model News section of The Green Light Newsletter.  These are the product news that were in the December 2023 edition of the newsletter sent to members. If we missed a product announcement, or

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December 2023 Green Light

Current RGM&HS society members started receiving the December 2023 Green Light via e-mail on the evening of the December 31st.  In this issue includes the latest society news, updates on current activities, "Rio Grande" modeling news, photos and more. We welcome comments and feedback from the members who have received

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Rio Grande Product News – November 2023

We try to capture the significant D&RGW models for Rio Grande modelers in the our Rio Grande Model News section of The Green Light Newsletter.  These are the product news that were in the November 2023 edition of the newsletter sent to members. If we missed a product announcement, or

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November 2023 Green Light

Current RGM&HS society members started receiving the November 2023 Green Light via e-mail on the evening of the November 19th. The November issue includes the latest society news, updates on current activities, "Rio Grande" modeling news, photos and more. We welcome comments and feedback from the members who have received

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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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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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Welcome To The RGM&HS 2023 Convention

Dear fellow Rio Grande enthusiasts and historians, I am delighted to welcome you to the 2023 Rio Grande Modeling and Historical Society convention in Denver, Colorado. This is a fantastic opportunity to connect with other historians, learn from experts, and explore the rich heritage of the Denver & Rio Grande

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The Prospector 22, Number 3 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 on the unusual interchange with the Salt Lake Garfield & Western. Next up in the

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