• Full Throttle FT-1014B D&RGW 51' Covered Cylindrical Hoppers | 2-Car Set

Full Throttle FT-1014B D&RGW 51' Covered Cylindrical Hoppers | 2-Car Set

Road numbers 15587, 15598

The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad (DRGW), generally referred to as the Rio Grande, was a major origin of coal and mineral traffic, with a motto of "Through the Rockies, not around them." The Rio Grande was the epitome of mountain railroading, operating the highest mainline rail line in the USA and ran famed routes through the Moffat Tunnel and the Royal Gorge. In 1988, Rio Grande Industries, the company that controlled the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad purchased the Southern Pacific Railroad. The combined company took the Southern Pacific (SP) name due to its name recognition among shippers. By the early 1990s, the D&RGW became largely dependent on hauling the high-quality coal produced in the mine fields of Colorado and Utah. In 1996 the D&RGW was sold and merged into the Union Pacific Railroad.

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Full Throttle FT-1014B D&RGW 51' Covered Cylindrical Hoppers | 2-Car Set

  • Brand: Full Throttle
  • Product Code: FT-1014B
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $56.00