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And another GS gon is sighted!

Tim O'Connor <timoconnor@...>
 

Same book; this time a D&RGW GS gondola loaded with coal, on
an NP [mixed] local in Centralia, Washington in the 1950's...
(So, it would appear Utah coal travelled to Washington state.)

Timothy O'Connor <timoconnor@...>
Marlborough, Massachusetts

Dave & Libby Nelson <muskoka@...>
 

Same book; this time a D&RGW GS gondola loaded with coal, on
an NP [mixed] local in Centralia, Washington in the 1950's...
(So, it would appear Utah coal travelled to Washington state.)
A routine movement pre mid-50's, largely via a DRGW/WP/GN routing.

Richard, what is the date of the Beiber interchange book you have?

Any of these cars jump out at you?

DGRW 40000-42500
DRGW 46000-47499
DRGW 70000-70699
DRGW 71000-71999

Dave Nelson

Richard Hendrickson
 

Tim O'Connor wrote:

Same book; this time a D&RGW GS gondola loaded with coal, on
an NP [mixed] local in Centralia, Washington in the 1950's...
(So, it would appear Utah coal travelled to Washington state.)
To which Dave Nelson replied:

A routine movement pre mid-50's, largely via a DRGW/WP/GN routing.

Richard, what is the date of the Beiber interchange book you have?

Any of these cars jump out at you?

DGRW 40000-42500
DRGW 46000-47499
DRGW 70000-70699
DRGW 71000-71999
Yes. I haven't had time to study the book in detail (It's organized in
numerical order of the last three digits in the car numbers, so trying to
find anything specific is a needle-in-the-haystack process; some day, I
need to devote about two months to it). However, in browsing through it I
clearly remember coming across a number of D&RGW gons, and Dave is quite
right about the routing; Rio Grande wasn't inclined to route cars via
competitors UP and SP when there was an alternative. Worth noting that
Utah and Colorado coal was, in general, much better stuff than the coal
that was mined in the northwest. The lignite NP burned in its steam locos,
for example, had the reputation of being barely flammable dirt.

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520

ibs4421@...
 

Richard wrote:


"The lignite NP burned in its steam locos,
for example, had the reputation of being barely flammable dirt."

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520

And Warren, feeling giddy over just getting a reprint of Prince's L&N Steam Locomotive book replies:

That's because lignite IS little more than falmmable dirt!

Warren Dickinson
On the edge of the Western Kentucky Coalfield




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Ted Culotta <ted@...>
 

DRGW 71000-71999- blt. 1943 Pressed Steel as War Emergency GS gons (not to
an AAR standard). They had "Pressed Steel" ends, Duryea underframes, Royal
Type F brake gear regulators and the brake wheels were as follows:
71000-71799 - Ajax, 71800-71999 - Universal. There are a few good in
service photos available from the Colorado Hist. Soc., plus two builder's
photos from the Merrilees Collection in the Canadian Nat'l Archives.

They were rebuilt with steel in place of the wood beginning in 1949. Howard
Ameling offered a photo of the rebuilt steel version, albeit a poor photo.
However, it's the only one I've ever seen of the rebuilds.

Ted

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Same book; this time a D&RGW GS gondola loaded with coal, on
an NP [mixed] local in Centralia, Washington in the 1950's...
(So, it would appear Utah coal travelled to Washington state.)
A routine movement pre mid-50's, largely via a DRGW/WP/GN routing.

Richard, what is the date of the Beiber interchange book you have?

Any of these cars jump out at you?

DGRW 40000-42500
DRGW 46000-47499
DRGW 70000-70699
DRGW 71000-71999

Dave Nelson


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