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Date: 2018-01-05 07:02:14
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<p><span>Jim,</span></p><p>As promised, here is the second part of the Piggy Packer history for the</p><p>North Yard, as taken from D&amp;RGW Form 5085 (AFE)</p><p><br></p><p><span style="font-weight:bold;text-decoration:underline;">AFE 9016</span> &nbsp;/ &nbsp;Colorado Valuation Section 18-C</p><p>Start August 1981 &nbsp;/ &nbsp;Complete Oct. 1981</p><p><br></p><p><span style="font-weight:bold;">Description</span>:</p><p>Purchase one Rayo-Wagner PC-90 &quot;piggy-packer&quot; with complete hydraulic</p><p>power control system, diesel engine, auxiliary generator and light plant with</p><p>all weather cab.</p><p><br></p><p><span style="font-weight:bold;">Purpose and Necessity:</span></p><p><span style="word-spacing:normal;">Purchase a new Rayco-Wagner PC-90 &quot;piggy-packer&quot; to be delivered in October&nbsp;</span><br></p><p>1981 at a cost of $381,000. &nbsp;The new Packer would replace the machine that has&nbsp;</p><p>been&nbsp;<span style="word-spacing:normal;">in Denver since 1974 and has accumulated 7,603 hours or the equivalent of&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="word-spacing:normal;">266,105 miles. &nbsp;The increased TOFC / COFC activity on the Western Slope of&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="word-spacing:normal;">Colorado, particularly in the Grand Junction - Rife areas, warrants a new lift-on /&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="word-spacing:normal;">lift-off facility to be constructed in the East Yard in Grand Junction which will require</span></p><p><span style="word-spacing:normal;">the old Packer to be moved from Denver to Grand Junction for operation. &nbsp;The 1974</span></p><p><span style="word-spacing:normal;">Packer can also be used as a backup to the Denver and Salt Lake Machines until the</span></p><p><span style="word-spacing:normal;">Grand Junction facility is completed. &nbsp;Between 1974 and 1979 our volume of trailers&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="word-spacing:normal;">at the North Yard has increased from 20,335 trailers in 1974 to 34,249 in 1979, a 68%&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="word-spacing:normal;">increase. &nbsp;The volume should continue strong, thus putting a premium on the use of</span></p><p><span style="word-spacing:normal;">our Packers.</span></p><p><span style="word-spacing:normal;"><br></span></p><p>The second page of this document notes that the estimated cost of the machine&nbsp;</p><p>F.O.B. Lake&nbsp;<span style="word-spacing:normal;">Oswego,&nbsp;</span><span style="word-spacing:normal;">Oregon </span><span style="word-spacing:normal;">is $381,000. &nbsp;Freight charges $4,000. &nbsp;Tax @ 6.5%&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="word-spacing:normal;">$25,000 for a</span><span style="word-spacing:normal;">&nbsp;gross cost of $410,000. &nbsp;The Roadway Completion Report, Form 5067</span></p><p><span style="word-spacing:normal;">dated&nbsp;</span><span style="word-spacing:normal;">12-31-81, indicates that the gross cost was actually $395,064.84.</span></p><p><span style="word-spacing:normal;"><br></span></p><p><span style="word-spacing:normal;">There is also the additional notation: &nbsp;<span style="font-weight:bold;">Acct. 25 TOFC - COFC</span></span></p><p><span style="word-spacing:normal;">Rayo-Wagner piggy packer Model #RW-PC-90 &nbsp; s.n. 040173</span></p><p><span style="word-spacing:normal;"><br></span></p><p><span style="word-spacing:normal;">In a further conversation with a supervisor involved with unloading this machine</span></p><p><span style="word-spacing:normal;">at the NY Pig Ramp, he noted that the Grande had to hire another mobile crane</span></p><p><span style="word-spacing:normal;">in order the assemble the new machine, the main wheels being rather a hand-full.</span></p><p><span style="word-spacing:normal;"><br></span></p><p>John T.</p>



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