New narrow gauge steam railroad in Colorado

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A South Park Rail Society member works to steam up Klondike Mine Railways 2-6-2 No. 4 on Aug. 19.
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Klondike Mine Railways 2-6-2 No. 4 appears at the restored Como, Colo., depot on Aug. 19 for a brief run on new track laid recently by the South Park Rail Society.
Chip Sherman
COMO, Colo. — South Park Rail Society members are celebrating after operating a live steam locomotive in a Colorado town that hasn't seen steam in 79 years.

Members received Klondike Mine Railways 2-6-2 No. 4 Aug. 15 at their Como roundhouse and brought the wood-burner into steam on Aug. 19. The 1912-built Baldwin No. 4 had an original Colorado & Southern locomotive whistle originally worn by C&S No. 74 for its inaugural run.

Bill Kazel bought the roundhouse that will house No. 4 in 1984. Bill and his son, Greg began restoring the building and by 1995 the roundhouse roof was replaced, windows were installed and the engine bay doors were repaired or replaced. Chuck and Kathy Brantigan purchased the property with the roundhouse in 2001.

The rail society purchased the locomotive recently with the intention of returning 3-foot-gauge steam trains to another portion of the Colorado Front Range.

More information is available online.

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