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Title: Rio Grande Southern Railroad Engines near Vance Junction (Colo.)
Date/circa:  1951-02
Photographer: Chione, Alfred G. (Morton, Ill.)
Subjects: Rio Grande Southern Railroad (Colo.); ; Mountain railroads--Colorado--Keystone Hill--Pictorial works; Keystone Hill (Colo.)
Notes: Mile Post 042.00 (approximately). Engine #s 456, 452, 455 (?) and PF02 Flanger are descending Keystone Hill on the Telluride Branch. "Appears to be the Vance Junction end of the Butterfly Bridge which was close to Ophir. The Butterfly Mill was on the left side of this bridge and doesn't show in this angle." [Source of quote: Robert Herrone, email 3/27/07, with some text he drew from Steven Haworth's RGSRR website.]

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