National Register of Historic Places in Conejos County
Built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia, Engine No. 463 is one of only two remaining locomotives of the K-27 series originally built for and operated by the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad.
The K-27 series was a departure from the design most prevalent on Colorado's narrow gauge lines, resulting in a locomotive with one and one-half times more power. The arrival of this series marked a significant turning point in the operation of the D&RGW's narrow gauge lines that was to remain in effect until the end of Class I narrow gauge steam locomotion in 1968.
The Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad restored the engine to operating condition.
Quoted from the History Colorado website.
When we visited Antonito in 2010, Steam Engine 463 was undergoing restoration.
You can read about the restoration at Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad,
and you can support this and other projects at http://www.cumbrestoltec.org/join-or-give/make-a-donation.html.
While we await the return of 463, we offer photographs of other steam locomotives in Antonito.