Re: D&RW 6500 Series Flat Car
The D&RGW6500 flat cars are narrow gauge cars. They were used until the end of the narrow gauge traffic in 1968 and some of them are still in use for the tourist operations Cumbres and Toltec/Durango Silverton.
This is information from this webpage: http://drgw.free.fr/DRGW/Freight/Flatcar/Plat_en.htm
Between 1940 and 1944, the Denver & Rio Grande Western shops converted 45 42ft long steel frame standard gauge fishbelly gondolas, into narrow gauge flat cars with a capacity of 40 tons and numbered between 6500 and 6544. These cars equipped with Bettendorf trucks remained in service until the end of freight operations on the D&RGW narrow gauge in 1968. Fourteen of these flat cars are now on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and fourteen other, converted to passenger cars, are used on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.
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