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Colorado Railroad Museum – Locomotive 683


Address17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden 80401
QuadGolden, 1965 (1994)
SectionS23, T4S, R70W
Elevation5600
SourceDirectory of State Register Places, 1997, Colorado Historical Society.
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HistoryBuilt in 1890 and important for its association with Colorado railroad history and for its engineering significance, No. 683 was one of the early locomotives acquired by the D&RGW when converting its mainline to standard gauge. It operated until 1955 and was acquired by the Colorado Railroad Museum in 1963. This is the only extant D&RGW Railroad standard gauge steam locomotive; all others have been scrapped. It was listed on the Directory of State Register Places 5JF1013.11) on September 11, 1996.
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