Welcome to the exciting sounds of steam locomotives, featuring the engines of the Colorado Railroad Museum and the Georgetown Loop Railroad. Recorded from in the cab and standing trackside, this CD samples the breathtaking realism of these engines and puts the listener in the center of their world. Sit back and experience these workhorses of a bygone era.
Engine No. 14 is a 3-truck shay, built by the Lima (Ohio) Locomotive Works, in 1916, run at West Side Lumber Co., Tuolumne County, California; obtained by Georgetown from Camino Cable & Northern Tourist Line, 1974.
Engine No. 346 is a 2-8-0 built in 1881 by Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia, in use at the Colorado Railroad Museum since 1962.
The "Galloping Goose" No. 2 (1937) is a Pierce Arrow 6 cylinder gasoline powered auto adapted for rail use for short runs to mountain towns.
Gasoline switch engine, "Pee Wee" No. 3 was built in 1948 by Plymouth (Ohio) Locomotive Works and acquired by the museum in 1965.
Engine No. 40, built by Baldwin in 1920, is a 2-8-0 consolidation configuration, obtained from International Railways of Central America (El Salvador Division) in 1972, and running in Georgetown since 1980. It was rebuilt in Durango, Colorado in 1993.