D&RGW Passenger Cars
My series of Denver and Rio Grande Western narrow gauge passenger cars are typical of those used from the 1880’s to the 1950’s, and some are still in use on tourist railways including the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railway in Colorado and the famous Knott’s Berry Farm in Southern California.
They were built by the Billmeyer and Small Company, the Jackson and Sharpe Company or in the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad shops to essentially the same plans, or “folio sheets”.
They were originally painted a dark Tuscan red, also called “mineral brown”, but were repainted a dark Pullman Green after 1905. The Adams and Westlake “Marker Lights” were used on the last car in the train, with the red lens facing the rear.