Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Mudhen 463 Frame Mated To Boiler In Mammoth Crane Event

Some great news has come out of Monte Vista this month! Denver & Rio Grande Western steam engine 463 has taken a major step in her return to steam. The frame and boiler were finally mated back together at last. Everything appears to be on schedule for the K-27 class Mudhen to return to steam at the beginning of the 2012 Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad summer season.

Thanks to Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, you can watch the entire process in a 16 minute video in 1080p HD, available here:

The details and photos of the mating of the boiler as well as the entire process are also available from the Friends site.