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Goose No. 5 on Trestle at Dallas Divide, Colorado (editor's title)

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Goose No. 5 stands on a trestle at Dallas Divide, Colorado, in 1951. No. 5 was built in the Rio Grande Southern shops at Ridgway, Colorado, in 1933.The Galloping Goose Historical Society of Dolores, founded in 1987, restored Goose No. 5 to operating condition. No. 5 made its first run in almost 47 years on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad in May 1998. No. 5 is now operates on the Cumbres & Toltec in June and on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad during Railfest in August.
Source Fred Springer Collection
Coverage Spatial, Dallas Divide, Colorado; Temporal, June 29, 1951
Rights Center for Railroad Photography & Art
Date Created 1951-06-29
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Extent 2-1/4 in. by 3-1/4 in.
Depicted Railroad
Location Dallas Divide, Colorado
Creator Description Fred Springer grew up in Houston, Texas, graduated in engineering from Missouri School of Mines in Rolla, Missouri, and worked for Mobil Oil Corporation and subsidiary companies. His rail photographs from the early 1940's until 1963 were largely Texas and the Southwest U.S. including New Mexico and Colorado. He had three tours of duty in the New York City headquarters, 1963-67, 1968-76, and 1983-85, at which time he retired and moved back to Texas. After retirement he and his wife, Dale, traveling the world by train, visiting almost every country in South America and Europe plus South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Jordan, Syria, Australia, and New Zealand . When he lived in Texas he made many trips to Mexico when steam was still alive in the 1960's and 70's.
Collection Fred Springer Collection
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