Re: Photo: D&RGW Gondola 70298 (1949)


Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi List Members,
 
I think I see the date built, stencilled under the billboard letters "RIO".
 
It might read BLT 4-1922, but it is somewhat blurry.
 
Anyone know DRGW rolling stock well enough to say if I am reading this correctly?
 
TIA
 
Claus Schlund
 

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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: D&RGW Gondola 70298 (1949)

Photo: D&RGW Gondola 70298 (1949)

A photo from the Denver Public Library:

https://digital.denverlibrary.org/digital/collection/p15330coll22/id/81310/rec/333

Click on the double-headed arrow and then scroll to enlarge the image.

Description:

A Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad standard gauge gondola car #70298 is loaded with sugar beets in Monte Vista (Rio Grande County), Colorado. A man stands on the sugar beet loader, beside a conveyor.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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