George Springer, Fred's father, leans out the window of Rio Grande Southern's Gallloping Goose no. 4 on the lower curved trestle of the Ophir Loop. The high trestle is in the background. David P. Morgan, Trains editor, suggested that the RGS could have been A Railroad National Monument. He wrote in the July 1952 issue: In a state famous for its parks, no aggressive effort was made to halt the abandonment of a narrow-gauge railroad that is at once transportation through an inaccessible region of indescribably beautiful scenery and an engineering proposition of inspiring rank.