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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The Last Run of the D&RG 638
Coal powered steam engines were phased out in the early 1960s. This photo was taken in Fountain in December, 1962 and shows the last run of the D&RG 638, as it passed through town. The engine was donated to the town of Trinidad. Read more about this in the Dec 17, 1962 article in the Gazette, found on the Pikes Peak Newsfinder index at PPLD.org.