Re: Photo: D&RGW Gondola 70298 (1949)
Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
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D&RGW 70000-70699 were indeed built in 1922 by Western Steel Car & Foundry. These were GS cars with an inside length of 46' and a capacity of 70 tons, making them something like monsters in their time. Their primary assignments were coal service, with some later bumped to limestone service on the regauged Monarch Branch.
Garth Groff 🦆
On Wed, Dec 30, 2020 at 10:22 AM Claus Schlund \(HGM\) <claus@...
Hi List Members,
I think I see the date built, stencilled under the billboard letters
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
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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: D&RGW
Gondola 70298 (1949)
Photo: D&RGW Gondola
photo from the Denver Public Library:
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arrow and then scroll to enlarge the image.
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.
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