D&RG Caboose #0825 in fall 2011, left above, and as it stands today, right. Built in 1881 by Peninsular Car Co., the #0825 spent its life on the Denver Rio Grand system, retiring in 1954.
AAW has plans to return the 0825 to the line next to the Depot in 2022.
The caboose below is known as a side door caboose. AAW is working toward its restoration. Combined with the #0825, this caboose was home to long time D&RG conductor Charlie Templeton and family.
Left: Car 010343 is called an outfit car, not a box car. It is the oldest known surviving standard gauge wooden outfit car from the D&RG system. D&RG contracted with Illinois Car and Equipment Co. to build a run of 350 cars. This one was complete and ready for service in September 1898. ln May 1920 D&RG converted it to an outfit bunk car, using it exclusively on Maintenance of Way trains until 1942 when it derailed and was declared to be salvage.
Below: The first engine to Westcliffe, #527 Standard Gauge.