C-19 Individual Locomotive History

D&RGW No. 347

 

While D&RGW C-19 347 may be a lesser-known road number in our consolidation offerings, its unique detailing may ultimately prove to make it one of the most popular! Born in 1881 and christened as road number 407 ("Old Rube"), this 2-8-0 went to work alongside the rest of her class out of Salida and over Marshall Pass. After the arrival of the 2-8-2 "Mudhens", the 407 was no doubt relegated more often to the mainline from Gunnison west to the Black Canyon and the branch lines along with many other consolidations. The 407 was re-numbered to 347 in 1924.