The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad (DRGW), "Through the Rockies", was a major origin of coal and mineral traffic and the epitome of mountain railroading operating the highest mainline rail line in the USA. In 1988, the Rio Grande purchased the Southern Pacific Railroad. The unified company took the Southern Pacific name due to its recognition among shippers. By the early 1990s, the D&RGW became largely dependent on hauling high-quality coal from the mine fields of Colorado and Utah. In 1996, D&RGW was sold and merged into Union Pacific Railroad. At the turn of the 19th Century during America's Industrial Revolution, our railroads refurbished many of their older cars for more modern use. Steel underframes, Bettendorf trucks, and newer brake systems were employed.
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Includes road numbers DRGW 3465 and DRGW 3488
Each car features custom coal loads from Hay Brothers Garage
New releases are equipped with Full Throttle's own trucks, metal wheels, and knuckle couplers