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Re: Movie activity on D&RGW n.g. in mid-September, 1968

September 16, 2018 10:37AM avatar
Eddy Sand Wrote - Approximately (paragraphs re-sequenced to chronological order):
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> 478 [and #473 were] used in filming "Butch Cassidy
> and the Sundance Kid" up on the Florida mesa dur-
> ing the last weeks of September 1968.  These runs
> were the last time a K-28 pulled 4 Pullman green
> coaches into Durango from the east. Andy Payne's
> book "Grande Gold" has photos.

Here's Ernie Robart's photo of #473 partially made up for her role as Union Pacific #478 for "Butch & Sundance", fifty years ago today:
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Photo copyright 1968, 2013 by Ernest W. Robart - All Rights Reserved.

> 483 was painted up at Durango for "The Good Guys
> and Bad Guys" and used between Chama and Toltec
> in late September-early October.

Here's #483 in Durango, posing as 'Grand Mountain RR' freight locomotive #550 – also fifty years ago today:
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Photo copyright 1968, 2013 by Ernest W. Robart - All Rights Reserved.

Later that day – 09/16/68 – Ernie caught the 'Good Guys & Bad Guys' movie train en route from Durango to Chama:
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Photo copyright 1968, 2013 by Ernest W. Robart - All Rights Reserved.

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Photo copyright 1968, 2013 by Ernest W. Robart - All Rights Reserved.

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Photo copyright 1968, 2013 by Ernest W. Robart - All Rights Reserved.

Note that the bright red counterweights and more Hollyweird make-up came later, when freight loco #550 became passenger loco #577 . . .     eye popping smiley

> 483 returned to Durango in [mid-October, still wearing]
> the movie paint and [her fire was] killed.  Later 483 was
> used on the NPS special in November.  There was no
> more use of 483 out of Alamosa, despite rumors, until
> the states purchased the line . . .

- El Abuelo Histœrico, Greengo y Curmudgeoño de los Locomoturas Viejos y Verdes,
aka Der Grossväterlich DünkelOlivGrünDampfKesselMantelLiebHabender




Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/16/2018 08:21PM by Russo Loco.
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