Apr 12, 2022

Town of Rico - including RGS right-of-way and mines - to be sold?

So, anyone got a cool $10M handy? The entire town of Rico, the mines above it apparently, and lots of the area around are up for sale. This realty site has details, lots of maps, etc. Local TV has a report about it as well, which includes some video. That would be a huge loss of some RGS history and ROW, if it goes.

Feb 18, 2022

Goose #5 - winter running on the D&S in Feb 27-28

Check out the details: https://www.durangotrain.com/events/winter-photographers-special/

Jan 8, 2022

RGS #20 - travels and operations in 2021

The restored RGS #20 has been making the rounds, operating in a number of places during 2021. The Colorado RR Museum posted a nice video of her travels:

Dec 10, 2021

RGS Story books - new copies up for sale!

Some time back, I purchased an entire 2nd set of the famous RGS Story books, thinking they would eventually be hard to find and that having a 2nd set might be good - for friends, investing, or something. I have started putting these up on eBay. All are brand new, never read. Currently: RGS Story v4 - Ophir Loop to Rico - http://ebay.us/RY42bT?cmpnId=5338273189 RGS Story v5 - Rico and the Mines - http://ebay.us/eCYvZX?cmpnId=5338273189 RGS Story v3 - Vance Jct to Ophir - http://ebay.us/RY42bT?cmpnId=5338273189

May 23, 2021

Major updates to the online Google RGS right-of-way map!

Some years ago, preparing for an RGS exploration trp, I discovered mapping, on Google maps, and started 'drawing' the RGS right-of-way, looking at satellite imagery, and pairing what I found with the old right-of-way maps in various RGS books.

I got a bit carried away, and started adding lumber branches, bridge locations, and other items.  I took the trip, and it was helpful to find the actual locations.  Then life happened and it sat. That was 2007.

Later though, Jim Marlette discovered it, and started filling in more details, and adjusting the accuracy of specific locations, and also filling some of the gaps.  Then more recently, Dog Bergmann discovered it and spent last fall and winter making massive updates, especially by adding icons and photo links.

It's now a rather amazing resource - check it out!