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2011 Daves McCurdy’s Rio Grande Southern Railway

November 2011 – OVGRS members took advantage of the some great, late fall weather to run trains on Dave McCurdy’s Rio Grande Southern Railway.

Moe Cote’s CPR F1 A-B-A diesels rumble through a small tunnel in one of the large rock formations on the railway.

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Moe’s three diesels hauling a beautiful set of streamlined CPR passenger cars. These classic CPR F1s and full-length, aluminum cars make a very handsome train.

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Doug Hayes’ PRR Annie which he recently converted to radio control and battery power. This 4-6-0 features some interesting valve gear and an enclosed cab which would be appreciated by the engineer in colder weather.

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Moe brings a string of cars down with a CP SD-45 that he recently purchased from the late Ralph Dipple’s train collections.

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Dave and Paul Norton’s CNR GP-9s sitting in front of Ridgway Station that Dave built with JigStones. Both Dave and Paul remember similar GP9s hauling 110 car freight trains up and down the Beachburg Sub.

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Paul’s GP-9s with a string of cars out on the road with Stu’s Dash 9 in the background.

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A meet between of the two trains. This picture illustrates the work that Dave has done with weed cloth and fine stone to keep his railway right of way weed free.

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A panoramic view of a small portion of Dave’s railway empire.

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Thanks Dave from all of us for a couple of great days of running trains. We will have to do this more often next year.

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