Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge begins era of oil-burning locomotives

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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge begins era of oil-burning locomotives

SP-18 engine arrives as training platform for crews

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge begins era of oil-burning locomotives

Randy Babcock, mechanical foreman with Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, is atop the Southern Pacific 18 oil-burning locomotive as he prepares to fill the locomotive’s water tank during a stop in Hermosa on a training run to Rockwood.
Pat Garland with Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad works on Engine No. 493. The D&SNG is converting the locomotive to burn oil instead of coal.

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge begins era of oil-burning locomotives

John Harper, left, and Randy Babcock, both with the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, discuss the differences between oil-burning and coal-burning locomotives.

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge begins era of oil-burning locomotives

Randy Babcock, mechanical foreman with Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, operates the Southern Pacific 18 during a stop at Hermosa on a training run to Rockwood.

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge begins era of oil-burning locomotives

Randy Babcock, mechanical foreman with Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, is atop the Southern Pacific 18 oil-burning locomotive as he prepares to fill the locomotive’s water tank during a stop in Hermosa on a training run to Rockwood. Charlie Cross, also with D&SNG, walks next to the oil tank.

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge begins era of oil-burning locomotives

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Engine No. 493 is being converted to burn oil instead of coal.
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