Mar 23, 2013

Tending The 463

Locomotive 463 (

Number 463, was sold to cowboy actor and singer Gene Autry in May 1955. Autry never used the Mudhen and donated it to the City of Antonito, Colorado. It was restored by and entered into service on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad in 1994. It was taken out of service with a broken side rod in 2002. In 2009, it was moved to the railroad's shop at Chama, New Mexico where a major rebuild is underway.[5] 463 was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 as Engine No. 463.

D&RGW 463

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