Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad

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The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad was a major freight and passenger railroad in Colorado and Utah until 1997, and is now part of the Union Pacific Railroad. Lines formerly operated by it or a subsidiary should be tagged old_railway_operator=D&RGW in addition to railway=rail (if still in use) or railway=abandoned.

See Wikipedia:WikiProject Trains/ICC valuations for a chronology (which may have some errors) of lines constructed by the D&RGW and predecessors, compiled by the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1915-18.

Below is a list (roughly complete) of ex-D&RGW lines, with mapping status.

Colorado Division

Name From To Status Notes
(main) Denver Pueblo
(main) Pueblo Walsenburg Junction
Fort Logan Branch Military Junction Fort Logan
Lehigh Coal Mine Branch Lehigh Junction Lehigh Coal Mine
Castle Rock Quarry Branch Castle Rock Hathaway
O'Brien's Quarry Branch Hathaway O'Brien's Quarry
Douglas Quarry Branch Douglas Madge Quarry
Manitou Branch Manitou Junction Manitou complete relation 1429184
Zinc Smelter Spur Zinc Junction Blende
Capers Branch Mustang Larimer
(main) (C&S) Walsenburg Trinidad
(main) Trinidad C&S Connection
Sonora Branch (old main) Minnequa Sonora
(old main) Sonora Graneros
Graneros Branch (old main) Graneros Capers
Capers Branch (old main) Capers Larimer
Graneros Branch (old main) Larimer Lascar
(old main) Lascar Cuchara
(old main) Cuchara Junction Trinidad
Rouse Branch Rouse Junction Rouse
Old Rouse Branch Old Rouse Junction Old Rouse Mines
Engleville Branch Engleville Junction Engleville complete relation 1429185
(main) Trinidad Jansen trackage rights on C&W from Jansen to Longsdale Junction?
Reilly Canon Branch Longsdale Junction Bon Carbo
(old main) Cuchara Junction Walsenburg Junction
(main) Walsenburg Junction Durango complete relation 1429380
Loma Branch Loma Junction Alamo
New Pacific Mine Spur New Pacific Junction New Pacific Mine
Reliance Branch Reliance Junction Ojo earlier known as Ojo Branch
Tropic Branch Oakdale Tropic earlier known as Oakdale Branch
Hooper Spur (old main) Garland Junction (Alamosa) Hooper complete relation 1429241 formerly Villa Grove Branch
(old main) Hooper Mears Junction complete relation 1429241 formerly Villa Grove Branch
Crestone Branch Moffat Cottonwood complete relation 1429182
Orient Branch Villa Grove Orient
Creede Branch Alamosa North Creede complete relation 1429433 later a main line
Santa Fe Branch Antonito Santa Fe
La Madera Branch Taos Junction La Madera
Chama Lumber Branch Chama Tierra Amarilla
Rio Grande and Southwestern Railroad Lumberton Gallinas
Pagosa Springs Branch Pagosa Junction Pagosa Springs
Farmington Branch Durango (Carbon Junction) Farmington
Silverton Branch Durango Silverton
(main) Pueblo Salida complete relation 1429378
(main) Salida Grand Junction complete relation 1429379
Coal Creek Branch Florence Coal Creek Mine No. 2
Oak Creek Branch Oak Creek Junction Oak Creek
Chandler Creek Branch Chandler Junction Chandler Mine
Fremont Branch Fremont Junction Fremont Mine
Silver Cliff Branch Grape Creek Junction Westcliffe AKA Grape Creek Branch
Westcliffe Branch Texas Creek Westcliffe
Howard Branch Howard's Quarry Junction Calcite AKA Howard Quarry Branch
Calumet Branch Hecla Junction Calumet AKA Calumet Iron Ore Branch
Leadville Branch Malta Leadville
California Gulch Branch Oro Junction Rowe Mill
Ryan Cut-Off Leadville Junction Leadville AKA Leadville Cut-Off
Ibex Branch Leadville Ibex earlier known as Chrysolite Extension
Graham Park Branch Graham Park Tucson
Blue River Branch Leadville Dillon
Aspen Branch Glenwood Springs Aspen
Monarch Branch (old main) Salida Poncha Junction complete relation 1425378; relation 1429181
(old main) Poncha Junction Gunnison relation 1429181
Sapinero Branch (old main) Gunnison Sapinero complete relation 1429181
(old main) Sapinero Cedar Creek complete relation 1429181
Cedar Creek Branch (old main) Cedar Creek Montrose complete relation 1429181
Montrose Branch (old main) Montrose Grand Junction complete relation 1429181
Monarch Branch Poncha Junction Monarch complete relation 1425378
Pitkin Branch (C&S) Quartz Parlin
Crested Butte Branch Gunnison Anthracite
Floresta Branch Crested Butte Floresta AKA Ruby-Anthracite Branch
Baldwin Branch Gunnison Baldwin
Kubler Branch Castleton Kubler Mine
Aberdeen Branch Aberdeen Junction Aberdeen Quarry
Lake City Branch Lake Junction (Sapinero) Lake City complete relation 1429186 AKA Lake Fork Branch
Ridgway Branch Ouray Junction (Montrose) Ridgway complete relation 1429183 formerly Ouray Branch
Ouray Branch Ridgway Ouray complete relation 1429183
North Fork Branch Delta Oliver complete relation 1429180
(main) Denver Craig complete relation 1429431 earlier known as Craig Branch beyond Phippsburg
Corona Line (?) Newcomb Vasquez
Dotsero Cutoff (main line) Orestod Dotsero complete relation 1429432
Energy Spur Hitchens Energy

Conchita Branch?

Utah Division

Name From To Status Notes
(main) Grand Junction Helper
(main) Helper Ogden
Ballard and Thompson Railroad Thompson Sego
Cane Creek Branch Brendel Potash
Sunnyside Branch Mounds Sunnyside
Spring Canyon Branch Spring Canyon Junction Mutual
Kenilworth Branch Kenilworth Junction Kenilworth
Pleasant Valley Branch Colton Clear Creek
Winter Quarters Spur Scofield Winter Quarters
Jennings and Potter's Quarry Branch Jennings Junction Quarries
Marysvale Branch Thistle Marysvale
Moroni Spur Ephraim Moroni formerly San Pete Valley Branch
San Pete Valley Branch Moroni Nephi
Morrison Branch Ephraim Morrison
Castle Valley Branch Salina Nioche
Tintic Branch Springville Silver City
Goshen Valley Branch Pearl Dividend
Goshen Valley Branch Flora Iron King
Mammoth Spur Mammoth Junction Mammoth Mill
Provo Canyon Branch Provo Heber
Orem Branch Provo Junction Orem
Little Cottonwood Branch Midvale Wasatch
Bingham Branch Midvale Bingham
Garfield Beach Extension Welby Garfield Smelter
Dalton and Lark Spur Dalton Lark earlier known as Lark Branch
Bingham Branch Extension Loline Junction Cuprum
Copper Belt Branch Bingham Montana-Bingham
Copper Belt-Carr Fork Branch Yampa Mine Connection Yampa Mine
Sugar House Spur Roper Cement Quarry formerly Park City Branch
Park City Branch Cement Quarry Park City
Lake Park Branch Lake Park Junction Lake Park
Hooper Branch Roy Cox