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A Catalog of Captive D&RGW Cabooses

Last Updated on 7/20/2018

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Photo by Mike Danneman
The list all captive cabooses that are on display, stored near public access or privately owned. Some of the stored and most private cabooses require permission prior to inspection. Some locations are from other listings, including railroad historical societies, and this information is old. Some may have been moved or scrapped since this list was orginially compiled by Roger Kirkpatrick in September 1999.

Recent Cabooses notes & locations updated: 01441, 01447, 0576, 0579 and 0584. 
If you know of captive Rio Grande cabooses not on the list or have updates or corrections to the information below, we'd love to hear about it.  

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CAR # City State Gauge Notes & Location Information
0306 Chama NM NG replica, made from wooden boxcar, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
0313 Aztec NM NG replica, made from wooden boxcar, Aztec Museum, 125 North Main, 505
0500 Durango CO NG as Durango & Silverton 0500, wood, cupola, built 1886, Depot, from
0501 Durango CO NG no markings, wood, cupola, Jackson Place, off 8th Avenue
0503 Chama NM NG as C&TS 0503, wood, cupola, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, 505-7
0504 ? ME NG LOCATION?
0505 Durango CO NG as D&SNG 0505, wood, cupola, Durango & Silverton NG Railroad, 303-2
0510 ?   NG JA RGS W409/0409, Disney Japan?, from Heritage Square, Golden, Colorado
0516 Silverton CO NG as SRR 17, ex-D&RG 17, ex-SG&N 17, ex-SN 005, wood, cupola, blt. 18
0517 Fairplay CO NG no markings, wood, cupola, South Park City Mus., with United Fruit
0518 Durango CO NG wood, cupola, D&RGW Hist. Foundation, 586 Animas Drive, 970-259-949
0524 Golden CO NG wood, cupola, built 1880 by D&RG, Colorado Railroad Museum, POB 10,
0526 Flint MI NG wood, cupola, stored at Huckleberry Railroad, Bray Road, 810-736-17
0540 Durango CO NG as D&SNG 0540, wood, cupola, Durango & Silverton NG Railroad, 303-2
0548 Golden CO NG as D&RG 49, wood, cupola, Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 West 44th
0573 Ogden UT NG Utah State Railroad Museum, Ogden Union Station, from Farmington, U
0574 Eckert? CO NG north of Orchard City, GONE TO Silver Plume?
0575 Ouray CO NG wood, cupola, Ouray City Park and Pool, off US 550
0576 Salida CO NG  smallnewMaintained by city, but not restored, tender trucks, moved from Salida Museum to the end of North F Street in downtown Salida across the Arkansas River in the old railroad yard on Mar. 29, 2014
0577 Cimarron CO NG wood, cupola, Curecanti National Recreation Area, US 50, w/D&RGW 27
0578 Golden CO NG wood, cupola, built 1886 by D&RG, Colorado Railroad Museum, 303-279
0579 Antonito CO NG smallnewCompletely restored, ex-C&TS 0579, wood, cupola, and now in use with charters on C&TS
0580 Del Norte CO NG no markings, wood, cupola, sitting on trucks, Visitor Info. Center,
0584 Royal Gorge CO NG smallnewDestroyed in the Royal Gorge (forest) Fire in June 2013; wood, cupola, Royal Gorge Park, was displayed inside gate with D&RGW 499 steam locomotive.
0585 Fairplay CO NG no markings, wood, end cupola, Main Street at South Park City, need
0586 Silver Plume CO NG wood, end cupola, Georgetown Loop Railroad Depot, other railroad eq
0587 Hesston IN NG trucks and frame only, burned in car barn fire
0588 Lake City CO NG wood, end cupola, Visitor Information Center
0589 Gunnison CO NG wood, cupola, Pioneer Museum, US 50, with D&RGW 268 steam loco, 800
0825? Westcliffe CO STD 0?25, wood, end cupola, no trucks, Seifert's, 1 mile north on Rt 69
0952 Cripple Creek CO STD wood, cupola, sitting on CB&Q trucks, Cripple Creek & Victor Depot,
1100 Tooele UT STD as TVR 04, wood, cupola, Tooele County RR Museum, 35 North Broadway
01101? Heber City UT STD as Heber Creeper Baking Co., ex-UR 53, wood, cupola, had side door?
01108? Texas Creek CO STD as 01180, wood, center cupola, Boviard's Iron Horse Ranch, 6 mi sou
1120 Thistle UT STD ex-Utah & Pleasant Valley Railway?, wood, cupola, 4 wheel, on hill ?
1126 Fraser CO STD no markings, wood, no trucks, Byers Peak Ranch, Co. 73, James Delan
1132 Pueblo CO STD wood, end cupola, Resulana Road, east of 29th Lane, south of US 50
1157 Masonville CO STD wood, cupola, no trucks, Cabin, Buckhorn Rd. (CO 27 to CO 44H), 15
1390 Kremmling CO STD steel, cupola, M.G.McCall, CO Rd 162, off Red Dirt Road, north of R
1391 Golden CO STD as D&SL 10060, Colorado Railroad Museum
1401 Weld County CO STD Anschutz Eagle Ranch, Hardin/Canton area?
1402 Canon City CO STD Royal Gorge Information Center, Burger King, US 50, east side of to
1405 Weld County CO STD Anschutz Eagle Ranch, Hardin/Canton area?
1407 Citrus Height CA STD Jim Dobbas Equipment & Scrap, 7920 Antelope Road, SOLD?
1408 Bayfield CO STD Pine River Ranch, 5 miles north on CO Rd 501, information - William
1409 Antelope CA STD Jim Dobbas Equipment & Scrap, 7920 Antelope Road, SOLD?
1414 Portola CA STD Portola Railroad Museum, 700 Western Pacific Way, 96122, 916-832-41
1416 Lakewood CO STD Denver & New Orleans RR Club, Parker, CO.  smallnewSold & moved to Caboose (Hobbies) in Lakewood, Co. Feb. 2018
1417 Ringoes NJ STD Black River & Western Railroad
1418 Spanish Fork UT STD 160 North 900 East
1422 Ringoes NJ STD Black River & Western Railroad
1423 Alamosa CO STD in local service, Union Pacific Yard
1427 Parker CO STD blt. 6/42, Vince Dandurand, 8000 N. Silo Dr., e. of Hilltop, n. of
1428 Citrus Height CA STD Jim Dobbas Equipment & Scrap, 7920 Antelope Road, SOLD?
1431 Chiloquin OR STD Quentin Breen, Train Mountain Park, 36941 South Chiloquin Road
1432 Pueblo CO STD Union Depot, Pueblo Locomotive & Rail Historical Society
1433 Strasburg CO STD stored on siding, Dan Quiat, owner, 303-759-1000, from Denver
1435 Westcliffe CO STD Visitor Information Center, Main Street
1438 Denver? CO STD Iron & Metal Scrap Yard, 54th & Franklin, SOLD TO Dan Quiat or SCRA
1440 Santa Fe NM STD as Santa Fe Southern Railroad Billboard, ex-SFS 02, Cerrillos Road
1441 Walsenburg CO STD Depot
1444 Santa Fe NM STD as Santa Fe Southern 01
1447 Denver CO STD UP Burnham Yard, Denver. smallnewDonated & moved to Forney Musuem in Denver, along w/ DRGW GP-30 3006 by UP Feb. 2018
1448 Hot Sulpur Sp CO STD Ski Train scheme, Grand County Hist. Society, from Winter Park, wi
1457 Ogden UT STD Utah State Railroad Museum, Ogden Union Station
1459 Roseville? CA STD private, edge of town?, LOCATION?
1461 Eagle CO STD Museum at Visitor Information Center, I-70 rest area
1465 Denver CO STD ANSCO, Union Pacific Burnham Yard
1466 Weld County CO STD as SP 01466, painted for layout on Anschutz Eagle Ranch, Hardin/Can
1468 Citrus Height CA STD Jim Dobbas Equipment & Scrap, 7920 Antelope Road, SOLD?
1469 Chandler AZ STD Arizona Railway Museum, Erie and Delaware Streets, 602-821-1108
1477 Weld County CO STD as SSW 01477, painted for layout on Anschutz Eagle Ranch, Hardin/Ca
1480 Denver? CO STD Union Pacific North Yard, SOLD TO?
1481 Bacchus UT STD as DODX 01481, steel, cupola, US Navy, Alliant Technical Systems
1483 Bacchus UT STD as DODX 01483, steel, cupola, US Navy, Alliant Technical Systems
1484 Galisteo NM STD as Santa Fe Southern 04, from Lamy, LOCATION?
1486 Bacchus UT STD as DODX 01486, steel, cupola, US Navy, Alliant Technical Systems
1488 Santa Fe NM STD ex-Santa Fe Southern 03, Depot, from Lamy
1489 Pueblo CO STD in local service, Union Pacific Yard
1490 Bacchus UT STD as DODX 01490, steel, cupola, US Navy, Alliant Technical Systems
1490 Dillsboro NC STD actually N&W 518690, Great Smoky Mountains Railway, POB 397, 28725,
1501 Strasburg CO STD stored on siding, Dan Quiat, owner, 303-759-1000, from Denver
1502 Steamboat Spgs CO STD Depot
1503 Helper UT STD in local service, Union Pacific Yard
1504 Ogden UT STD UTah State Railroad Museum, Ogden Union Station
1505 Strasburg CO STD as GREX 01505, stored on siding, Dan Quiat, owner, 303-759-1000
1508 Salem UT STD 500 East 800 South, with SP 1933 & SSW 72 cabooses
1510 Pueblo CO STD Union Depot, Dean Sedinger, owner
1511 Durango CO STD actually ATSF 999250, Home, 578 Animas View Dr., along D&SNG, w/2nd
1513 Colorado Spgs CO STD in local service, Union Pacific Yard
1516 Pueblo CO STD Canon City & Royal Gorge Railroad, GOING TO Canon City?
1521 Denver CO STD Denver & Intermountain Railroad, Denver & Rock Island Railroad, 474
1522 Pueblo CO STD in local service, Union Pacific Yard
1523 Clovis CA STD as C&S 01523, Randy Johnson, LOCATION?
1524 Phippsburg CO STD in local service, Union Pacific Yard
4343 Weld County CO NG Anschutz Eagle Ranch, Hardin/Canton area?
4982 Chama NM STD wood, no cupola, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, POB 789, 87520,
4990 Boulder CO NG wood, cupola, Park, Broadway & Canyon Blvd, w/C&N Rwy 30 loco & D&R
014238? Westcliffe CO STD wood, cupola, no trucks, blt from boxcar, Seifert's/Norup Gas, 6016
? Alamosa River CO STD Cabin, LOCATION?
? Colorado Spgs CO STD Jones, n. of Woodmen Dr., north off east end of Westwood Drive
Reference:
  • Eager, Jim, 1996, Rio Grande Color Guide to Freight & Passenger Equipment; Edison, NJ, Morning Sun Books, 128 pages.
  • Maxwell, John W., & Hubbard, J. L., 1987, Narrow Gauge Pictorial, Vol. 5: Cabooses of the D&RGW: unknown, 160 pages.
  • Sloan, Robert E., 1979, D&RG and D&RGW Caboose: Narrow Guage & Short Line Gazette, Vol. 5, No. 2, May/June, pgs. 28 -

 

 

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