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[DRGW] Re: [RGMHS] RE: Car number Jim Eager jeager@sympatico.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2018-03-05 10:08:38
RE: [DRGW] Re: [RGMHS] RE: Car number 'Dave Lotz' Dave_Lotz@bellsouth.n... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2018-03-05 10:21:06
[DRGW] Re: [RGMHS] RE: Car number michael carlson mamicarl@att.n... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2018-03-05 16:17:10
Re: [DRGW] [RGMHS] RE: Car number Jim Eager jeager@sympatico.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2018-03-05 12:23:30
Re: [DRGW] Re: [RGMHS] RE: Car number Andrew Dahm dahminator68@yahoo.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2018-03-05 21:30:06
Re: [DRGW] [RGMHS] RE: Car number Jim Eager jeager@sympatico.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2018-03-05 22:49:11
Re: [DRGW] [RGMHS] RE: Car number michael carlson mamicarl@att.n... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2018-03-06 04:26:55
Re: [DRGW] [RGMHS] RE: Car number johntudek@ymail.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2018-03-06 19:23:16
Re: [DRGW] [RGMHS] RE: Car number michael carlson mamicarl@att.n... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2018-03-06 22:30:01
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From: michael carlson mamicarl@att.n... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...)
Date: 2018-03-05 16:17:10
Subject: [DRGW] Re: [RGMHS] RE: Car number

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Jim, Steve
Some of these Pressed Steel=C2=A0cars did survive and lasted into the "Flyi=
ng Rio Grande" era., but not as open hoppers. I do not have my notes with m=
e now, so I will be speaking from memory. I have been researching these car=
s over the past couple of years. Some of these cars were placed into Cyanid=
e service in the twenties. Nine of the cars were rebuilt into covered hoppe=
rs in the thirties and were placed in company sand service. The only photog=
raph I have seen so far is in James Sandrin's "Rio Grande in Color" Volume =
3 on page 19 at the bottom the car is ahead of the=C2=A0helper.=C2=A0The=C2=
=A0photo captions on the opposite page states that these photos=C2=A0were t=
aken on May 22, 1950. As you can see the car was lettered=C2=A0 "X- 3661"=
=C2=A0and were painted gray=C2=A0with black lettering.=C2=A0These cars were=
in locomotive sand service for the Rio=C2=A0Grande.=C2=A0This car was=C2=
=A0produced as a kit by Westerfield in its original open hopper version. Th=
e=C2=A0drawings for the car=C2=A0exist in=C2=A0the Colorado Railroad=C2=A0M=
useum's files as well as the drawings for the=C2=A0covered hopper roof used=
in the rebuild.=C2=A0I have been using=C2=A0Varney two bay covered hoppers=
as stand-ins until I=C2=A0get all=C2=A0the information to model the roof f=
or the Westerfield car, which by the way are very difficult to find. =C2=A0
I am working on an article about these cars=C2=A0and how and where Rio Gran=
de received its=C2=A0locomotive=C2=A0sand over the various eras.=C2=A0As yo=
u can see in the photo the car is in a Eastbound freight but I cannot tell =
if the car is loaded or empty by looking at the springs on the trucks.=C2=
=A0So the=C2=A0photo does not=C2=A0give us any information=C2=A0whether the=
source of sand is in the West or the East or even whether it=C2=A0is on th=
e Rio Grande. Silica sand is use for locomotive sand and is found=C2=A0only=
in certain locations.=C2=A0If any of you can shed light on where Rio Grand=
e got its=C2=A0locomotive sand and and if any of you have=C2=A0other photos=
of these cars please let me know. I would like to finish this research and=
share it with everyone in the Prospector. This is one of the little side s=
tories of the Rio Grande that interests me and my operation of my layout. T=
he Rio Grande's=C2=A0use of coal and diesel fuel to operate its locomotives=
.. and where and how the railroad=C2=A0received those commodities has been d=
iscussed before. I have not been aware of any discussions of where the sand=
came from, which is almost as important as fuel on a mountain railroad. I =
know I've experienced trying to start a train out of sand on the locomotive=
- not good for wheels or rail!
Mike Carlson=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0
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I do not have my notes with me now, so I will be speaking from memory. I have been researching these cars over the past couple of years. Some of these cars were placed into Cyanide service in the twenties. Nine of the cars were rebuilt into covered hoppers in the thirties and were placed in company sand service. The only photograph I have seen so far is in James Sandrin's "Rio Grande in Color" Volume 3 on page 19 at the bottom the car is ahead of the&nbsp;helper.&nbsp;The&nbsp;photo captions on the opposite page states that these photos&nbsp;were taken on May 22, 1950. As you can see the car was lettered&nbsp; "X- 3661"&nbsp;and were painted gray&nbsp;with black lettering.&nbsp;These cars were in locomotive sand service for the Rio&nbsp;Grande.&nbsp;This car was&nbsp;produced as a kit by Westerfield in its original open hopper version. The&nbsp;drawings for the car&nbsp;exist in&nbsp;the Colorado Railroad&nbsp;Museum's files as well as the drawings for the&nbsp;covered hopper roof used in the rebuild.&nbsp;I have been using&nbsp;Varney two bay covered hoppers as stand-ins until I&nbsp;get all&nbsp;the information to model the roof for the Westerfield car, which by the way are very difficult to find. &nbsp;</div><div id="yiv4635925799yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1520262018014_17747" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, Lucida Grande, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" dir="ltr"><br></div><div id="yiv4635925799yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1520262018014_17746" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, Lucida Grande, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" dir="ltr">I am working on an article about these cars&nbsp;and how and where Rio Grande received its&nbsp;locomotive&nbsp;sand over the various eras.&nbsp;As you can see in the photo the car is in a Eastbound freight but I cannot tell if the car is loaded or empty by looking at the springs on the trucks.&nbsp;So the&nbsp;photo does not&nbsp;give us any information&nbsp;whether the source of sand is in the West or the East or even whether it&nbsp;is on the Rio Grande. Silica sand is use for locomotive sand and is found&nbsp;only in certain locations.&nbsp;If any of you can shed light on where Rio Grande got its&nbsp;locomotive sand and and if any of you have&nbsp;other photos of these cars please let me know. I would like to finish this research and share it with everyone in the Prospector. This is one of the little side stories of the Rio Grande that interests me and my operation of my layout. The Rio Grande's&nbsp;use of coal and diesel fuel to operate its locomotives. and where and how the railroad&nbsp;received those commodities has been discussed before. I have not been aware of any discussions of where the sand came from, which is almost as important as fuel on a mountain railroad. I know I've experienced trying to start a train out of sand on the locomotive - not good for wheels or rail!</div><div id="yiv4635925799yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1520262018014_20264" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, Lucida Grande, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" dir="ltr"><br></div><div id="yiv4635925799yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1520262018014_20279" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, Lucida Grande, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" dir="ltr">Mike Carlson</div><div id="yiv4635925799yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1520262018014_20280" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, Lucida Grande, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div></div></div></div></div>



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