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Alamosa in Alamosa County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Denver & Rio Grande Western Locomotive No. 169

 
 
Denver & Rio Grande Western Locomotive No. 169 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 16, 2020
1. Denver & Rio Grande Western Locomotive No. 169 Marker
Inscription.  

Emblematic of the courage, fortitude, and vision of those stalwart pioneers and valiant railroad builders who foresaw a great future in the Southwest, this monument is installed to guide the way for posterity in this mighty empire.

May this engine, the symbol of advancing civilization, ever be preserved to give that American initiative the hope of fulfillment of still greater achievements.

This monument is dedicated to the foresight and courage of the builders and employes of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. May it always be an inspiration to this community for greater progress.

Everett Cole, Mayor of Alamosa
1931 - 1941


 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 28.173′ N, 105° 51.735′ W. Marker is in Alamosa, Colorado, in Alamosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Denver Avenue/Broadway Avenue (U.S. 160) and 4th Street, on the left when traveling north on Denver Avenue/Broadway
Denver & Rio Grande Western Locomotive No. 169 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 16, 2020
2. Denver & Rio Grande Western Locomotive No. 169 and Marker
Avenue. Marker and engine are at the southern edge of Cole Park, adjacent to the Alamosa Municipal Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Hunt Avenue, Alamosa CO 81101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. All Aboard for Alamosa! (here, next to this marker); Alamosa (within shouting distance of this marker); Adams State College (within shouting distance of this marker); Alamosa County (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Emperius Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); American National Bank Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alamosa Depot (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alamosa.
 
Regarding Denver & Rio Grande Western Locomotive No. 169. The word "employes" was in standard use in the early twentieth century and is not a misspelling of "employees."
 
Also see . . .
1. Denver & Rio Grande Western Corporate History. Rio Grande Info entry (Submitted on November 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Remembering the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad. Classic Trains entry (2019) (Submitted on November 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Locomotive No. 169. History Colorado entry (Submitted on November 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Denver & Rio Grande Western Locomotive No. 169 Tender image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 16, 2020
3. Denver & Rio Grande Western Locomotive No. 169 Tender
Denver & Rio Grande Western Locomotive No. 169 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 16, 2020
4. Denver & Rio Grande Western Locomotive No. 169
Denver & Rio Grande Locomotive No. 169 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 16, 2020
5. Denver & Rio Grande Locomotive No. 169
Denver & Rio Grande Western Wooden Combine Car image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 16, 2020
6. Denver & Rio Grande Western Wooden Combine Car
Denver & Rio Grande Western Locomotive No. 169 Pavilion Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 16, 2020
7. Denver & Rio Grande Western Locomotive No. 169 Pavilion Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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