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Photo: Lumber Transfer Between Standard Gauge & Narrow Gauge Cars (1949)


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Lumber Transfer Between Standard Gauge & Narrow Gauge Cars (1949)

A photo from the Denver Public Library:

https://digital.denverlibrary.org/digital/collection/p15330coll22/id/81331/rec/93

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

Description:

Railroad workers use a fixed gantry crane to transfer stacks of lumber between narrow gauge flat cars, and a standard gauge gondola car in the railroad yard at Alamosa (Alamosa County), Colorado. Cables are used to hoist the bundled lumber between Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad cars.

The standard gauge car is a B&O gondola but the car number is not clear.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Eric Hansmann
 

The B&O gondola looks like a member of the O-27 class, or subclasses, of mill gondolas.

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

 

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Photo: Lumber Transfer Between Standard Gauge & Narrow Gauge Cars (1949)

A photo from the Denver Public Library:

https://digital.denverlibrary.org/digital/collection/p15330coll22/id/81331/rec/93

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

Description:

Railroad workers use a fixed gantry crane to transfer stacks of lumber between narrow gauge flat cars, and a standard gauge gondola car in the railroad yard at Alamosa (Alamosa County), Colorado. Cables are used to hoist the bundled lumber between Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad cars.

The standard gauge car is a B&O gondola but the car number is not clear.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


David Soderblom
 

The gantry is itself quite an antique, being wooden.  Note the outside brake beams on the narrow gauge car.




David Soderblom
Baltimore MD




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William Reed
 

Neat operation, I have a video showing this operation in action with that wooden transfer crane. It was replaced by a steel self-propelled transfer crane at some point. 

William
aka drgwk37


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The gantry is itself quite an antique, being wooden.  Note the outside brake beams on the narrow gauge car.




David Soderblom
Baltimore MD




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