Durango Blue Flag
Durango & Silverton K-36 2-8-2 481 is steamed up and ready to go in Durango, Colorado on August 15, 2013. The locomotive will not move until the blue flag on the side of the cab is taken down. Mike Armstrong photo.
Denver & Rio Grande Western 481 is a 3′ gauge class K-36 2-8-2 “Mikado” locomotive built by Baldwin in 1925. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad acquired the locomotive in 1981. The D&RGW had a total of 10 K-36s. All but one have been preserved, four on the Durango & Silverton and five on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.
Durango Blue Flag offers a great detailed view of this historic locomotive under steam in Durango.
About our prints…
Our archival, art quality images like Durango Blue Flag are reproduced on acid-free paper with ink that is rated to be fade resistant for up to 200 years.
Each Durango Blue Flag print comes mounted in a 16″ x 20″ archival mat with backing board. All TSG prints are matted to standard frame sizes for ease of framing.
We cut our own mats. The mat colors may vary depending on what we have in stock but we always pick something that compliments the artwork. If you place an order and would like a specific mat color, send us a note and we will try to accommodate you. For Durango Blue Flag we usually use a double mat, often in shades of green, brown and/or gray. Sometimes we use the same color for both the inner and outer mats. This creates a different but equally appealing look. The print itself is about 11″ x 14″, which leaves an approximate 2.5″ border on the sides and 3″ on the top and bottom.
Prints are protected by a clear plastic archival bag that guards against moisture and minor scratches. We recommend leaving the print inside the bag until it is transferred to a frame.
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