Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Galloping Goose

Joe Becker, president of the Galloping Goose Historical Society, sends us some excellent pictures of winter-time action in the mountains. He writes:

 I thought I would share a recent experience that the Galloping Goose Historical Society had with RGS Galloping Goose No.5.

Over President's Weekend this February, the Galloping Goose Historical Society was invited to operate RGS Galloping Goose No.5 during the Winter Photographer's Special on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.  This is the first time since the Rio Grande Southern was abandoned in 1951 that RGS Goose #5 operated during the winter. On Saturday and Sunday, Goose No. 5 followed their steam train to/from Cascade Wye, their winter terminus, stopping for photo runs along the way.  Saturday was cold but sunny but Sunday was snowy.  It was winter mountain railroading at its best.  It brought back memories of chasing/photographing trains as a teenager in winter in the Chicago area using an 8 mm movie camera. Trying to keep the camera dry and keeping the snow off the lens again proved to be a chore.  


Anonymous said...

I was infected with the narrow gauge bug many years ago by Linwood Moody. I will

warn you that it may be infectious.

Ted MiLes, IRM Member, WW&F Member

Randall Hicks said...

I understand that, Ted. That's why I generally stay far away, like hundreds of miles, from known vectors of the disease.

Seriously, though, I'm looking forward to visiting the WW&F again this summer. That's really a great operation.

Anonymous said...

Wait till you see the #9 in operation; I think she is a honey of a narrow gauge locomotive!

Ted Miles, IRM Member