Engine 278 was a workhorse for the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad for 70 years. It regularly hauled freight up and down the line in western Colorado, but its most scenic runs were on the twisting tracks in the depths of Black Canyon of the Gunnison between the towns of Gunnison and Montrose, Colorado.


  • Title: Locomotive
  • Creator: Baldwin Locomotive Works
  • Contributor: Curecanti National Recreation Area
  • Park Website: Park Website
  • National Park Service Catalog Number: CURE 1
  • Measurements: L 49.0, W 1.4, H 4.3 m
  • Material: Iron, steel, wood
  • Date: 1882

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