The Class 60 / Class C-16 narrow gauge consolidations are quite possibly the most confusing of the D&RG locomotive classes. To start with, the class was built by two different manufacturers. Units 200-227 were built by the Grant Locomotive Works of New Jersey, and 228-295 were built by Baldwin. During the D&RG era, several of the Baldwin units were sold to the Rio Grande Western in Utah, who changed the ones they bought to standard gauge several years later. More confusingly, the RGW converted one back to narrow gauge for a year, then back to standard gauge again. All of the RGW units wound up on logging railroads, and thus it's difficult to ascertain if any survive or not, as their final dispositions are not known.

Today, at least three examples of the class survive:

  • 223, being restored at the Utah State Railroad Museum in Ogden, UT
  • 268, on static display at Gunnison, CO
  • 278, on static display on a truss bridge over the Gunnison River near Cimmaron, CO.
D&RG Class 60 / D&RGW C-16 Class Narrow Gauge 2-8-0s
UnitMfgr.ModelSerialBuiltNotes
200Grant60
C-16
13621881Named "Lake Fork" or "Little Fork"
Scrapped Dec-1926
201Grant60
C-16
13631881Named "Ohio Creek"
Scrapped Feb-1937
202Grant60
C-16
13641881Named "Elk Creek"
Scrapped Mar-1926
203Grant60
C-16
13651881Named "Navajo"
[-Sold New Mexico Lumber Co as #4
Later became Montezuma Lumber Co
Scrapped 1940
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204Grant60
C-16
13661881Named "Crested Buttes"
Scrapped Feb-1926
205Grant60
C-16
13671881Named "Animas Forks"
Scrapped Dec-1928
206Grant60
C-16
13681881Named "Hillerton"
Scrapped May-1936
207Grant60
C-16
13691881Named "Mt. Holy Cross"
Scrapped Oct-1926
208Grant60
C-16
13701881Named "Tennessee Pass"
Scrapped Mar-1926
209Grant60
C-16
13711881Named "Home Stake"
Scrapped Feb-1937
210Grant60
C-16
13721881Named "Silver Heel"
Scrapped Dec-1934
211Grant60
C-16
13731881Named "Kirber Creek"
Scrapped Mar-1926
212Grant60
C-16
13741881Named "Antelope"
Scrapped Dec-1926
213Grant60
C-16
13751881Named "Galena Mountain"
Scrapped Mar-1926
214Grant60
C-16
13761881Named "West Cliff"
Scrapped 1936
215Grant60
C-16
13771881Named "Mt. Shavano"
Scrapped 1926
216Grant60
C-16
13781881Named "Red Cliff"
Scrapped 1926
217Grant60
C-16
13791881Named "Grape Creek"
Scrapped 1926
218Grant60
C-16
13801881Named "Antonito"
Scrapped 1926
219Grant60
C-16
13811881Named "Nevada"
Scrapped 1935
220Grant60
C-16
14341881Scrapped Jan-1935
221Grant60
C-16
14351881Scrapped Oct-1926
222Grant60
C-16
14331882Scrapped Mar-1926
223Grant60
C-16
14361882Donated Salt Lake City, UT, Dec-1941
Currently being restored at USRM, Ogden, UT
224Grant60
C-16
14371882Scrapped Oct-1929
225Grant60
C-16
14381882Scrapped Sep-1936
226Grant60
C-16
14391882Scrapped Sep-1936
227Grant60
C-16
14401882Sold 1926 New Mex. Lumber Co as #5
Later became Montezuma Lumber Co
Scrapped 1940
228Baldwin60
C-16
40761877Built D&RG #22, road's first 2-8-0
Originally named "Alamosa"
Renumbered 1894 to D&RG 228
Scrapped Mar-1926
229Baldwin60
C-16
49401880Built D&RG #41, road's first 2-8-0
Originally named "Grand Canyon"
Renumbered 1894 to D&RG 229
Scrapped 1947
240Baldwin60
C-16
56551881Originally named "Mersereau"
Scrapped 1926
241Baldwin60
C-16
56541881Originally named "Lake City"
Scrapped 1926
242Baldwin60
C-16
56721881Originally named "Barranca"
Became RGS #1 in 1890
Scrapped by RGS 1904
243Baldwin60
C-16
56701881Originally named "Coxo"
Became RGS #3 in 1891
Scrapped by RGS 1942
244Baldwin60
C-16
56931881Originally named "Rico"
Became RGS #4 in 1890
Scrapped by RGS 1904
245Baldwin60
C-16
56891881Originally named "Frying Pan"
Became RGS #5 in 1891
Scrapped by RGS 1904
246Baldwin60
C-16
57711881Originally named "Otterbees"
Became RGS #6 in 1891
Returned to D&RGW 1938, scrapped
247Baldwin60
C-16
57721881Originally named "Pawnee"
Became RGS #7 in 1891
Scrapped 1904
248Baldwin60
C-16
58011881Originally named "Comanche"
Became RGS #8 in 1891
Scrapped 1904
249Baldwin60
C-16
58001881Became RGS #9 in 1891
Scrapped 1904
250Baldwin60
C-16
58001881Became RGS #10 in 1891
Scrapped 1942
251Baldwin60
C-16
58951881Became RGS #12 in 1891
Scrapped 1942
252Baldwin60
C-16
59171881Became RGS #13 in 1891
Scrapped 1916
253Baldwin60
C-16
59191881Became RGS #15 in 1891
Scrapped 1942
254Baldwin60
C-16
59231881Became RGS #16 in 1891
Scrapped 1942
255Baldwin60
C-16
59241881Became RGS #17 in 1891
Scrapped 1942
256Baldwin60
C-16
59451882Became RGS #2 in 1890
Scrapped 1916
257Baldwin60
C-16
59511882To D&RGW1 257 in 1886
To RGW #100 1889, conv SG RGW 1891
Renumbered to RGW 3, 1892
Changed to RGW Class 65S 1901
Scrapped before 1903
258Baldwin60
C-16
59571882Became RGS #18 in 1891
Scrapped 1916
259Baldwin60
C-16
59561882Became RGS #19 in 1891
Scrapped 1916
260Baldwin60
C-16
59671882Became RGS #20 in 1891
Scrapped 1916
261Baldwin60
C-16
59681882Became RGS #21 in 1891
Scrapped 1916
262Baldwin60
C-16
59961882Scrapped 1929
263Baldwin60
C-16
59951882Scrapped 1926
264Baldwin60
C-16
59911882Scrapped 1889
265Baldwin60
C-16
59981882Scrapped 1935
266Baldwin60
C-16
60001882Scrapped 1926
267Baldwin60
C-16
60011882Scrapped 1926
268Baldwin60
C-16
60021882Donated to Gunnison, CO, 1955
On display at Gunnison today
269Baldwin60
C-16
60031882Scrapped 1926
270Baldwin60
C-16
60111882Scrapped 1935
271Baldwin60
C-16
60121882Sold 1941 Montezuma Lumber Co #271
Scrapped 1947
272Baldwin60
C-16
60131882Scrapped 1926
273Baldwin60
C-16
60141882Scrapped 1926
274Baldwin60
C-16
60241882Scrapped 1926
275Baldwin60
C-16
6032Feb-1882To D&RGW1 275 in 1886
To RGW #101 1889, to RGW 11, 1982
Conv to Std Gauge RGW 1893
Changed to RGW Class 64 1901
Changed to D&RG Class 65 #553 Aug-1909
Became D&RGW Class C-14? #290 in 1924
Scrapped Aug-1924
276Baldwin60
C-16
60371882Scrapped 1926
277Baldwin60
C-16
6028Jan-1882To D&RGW1 277 in 1886
To RGW #102 1889, to RGW 12 1892
Conv to Std Gauge RGW 1898
Changed to RGW Class 64 1901
To FL&C2 Aug-1904
278Baldwin60
C-16
6030Feb-1882Donated 1953 to Montrose, CO
On display at Cimmaron, CO
279Baldwin60
C-16
60311882To D&RGW1 279 in 1886
To RGW #103 1889, rebuilt SG Apr-1892
Renumbered to RGW #5 1892
Changed to RGW Class 65 1901
To FL&C2 Jul-1903
280Baldwin60
C-16
60481882Scrapped 1926
281Baldwin60
C-16
60491882Scrapped 1926
282Baldwin60
C-16
60511882Scrapped 1926
283Baldwin60
C-16
60571882Boiler to Silverton RR #100 - 1887
Running gear and D&RG 42's boiler became Nevada County Narrow Gauge #8, 1933
Converted to oil burner, received NCNG #7 tender
To Pacific Portland Cement in Plaster City, CA 1942
Scrapped 1948
See Note 5
284Baldwin60
C-16
60701882Scrapped 1936
285Baldwin60
C-16
60711882Sold 1926 New Mex. Lumber Co as #1
Later became Montezuma Lumber Co
Scrapped 1940
286Baldwin60
C-16
60731882Scrapped 1926
287Baldwin60
C-16
6077Mar-1882To D&RGW1 287 in 1886
To RGW #104 1889, rebuilt SG Jul-1891
Renumbered to RGW #6 1892
Changed to RGW Class 65 1901
See Note 3
288Baldwin60
C-16
6095Mar-1882To D&RGW1 288 in 1886
To RGW #105 1889, to RGW #13 in 1892
Off roster by 1899
289Baldwin60
C-16
6097Mar-1882To D&RGW1 289 in 1886
To RGW #106 1889, rebuilt SG Oct-1890
Renumbered to RGW #7 1892
Changed to RGW Class 65 1901
See Note 3
290Baldwin60
C-16
6110Mar-1882To D&RGW1 290 in 1886
To RGW #107 1889, rebuilt SG Oct-1890
Renumbered to RGW #9 1892
Changed to RGW Class 65 1901
See Note 3
291Baldwin60
C-16
6109Mar-1882To D&RGW1 291 in 1886
To RGW #108 1889, rebuilt SG Mar-1890
Renumbered to RGW #4 1892
Changed to RGW Class 65 1901
See Note 3
292Never delivered - was Baldwin serial # 6134.
293Never delivered - was Baldwin serial # 6140.
294Baldwin60
C-16
6145Apr-1882To D&RGW1 294 in 1886
To RGW #109 1889, rebuilt SG Sep-1890
Renumbered to RGW #8 1892
Back to NG Oct-1899, as Utah Central 84
Back to SG RGW 8 1901, to FL&C2 Nov-1903
295Baldwin60
C-16
6145Apr-1882To D&RGW1 295 in 1886
To RGW #110 1889, rebuilt SG Apr-1890
Renumbered to RGW #10 1892
Changed to RGW Class 65 1901
To FL&C2 Nov-1903

Notes:

1 This D&RGW is the Denver & Rio Grande Western that existed in Utah in the 1880s, not the one existing after the 1921 reorganization of the D&RG.

2 FL&C is Fitzhugh, Luther & Co.

3 The final fates of D&RG 287 (RGW 104/RGW 6), D&RG 289 (RGW 106/RGW 7), D&RG 290 (RGW 107/RGW 9), D&RG 291 (RGW 108/RGW 4), and D&RG 295 (RGW 110/RGW 10) are somewhat in dispute. Don Strack claims that all were sold to Fitzhugh, Luther & Co. during the last half of 1903. Bruce Metcalf and the RGMHS roster show the following dispositions: D&RG 287: Sold to the Blacksoler-Miller Lumber Railroad, then the Brewton Iron Works, and finally the Lindsay Lumber & Export Co. by Sep-1920. D&RG 289: Sold to the Livingston Lumber RR and later the Walker Co. Lumber RR. D&RG 290: Sold to the Lester Mill Co. Railroad. D&RG 291: Sold to the Red Cypress Lumber RR. D&RG 295: Sold to the Natalbany Lumber Co. RR. I don't have any evidence one way or the other, and it's possible that FL&C was an intermediary broker between the two.

4 RGW 8, which started life as D&RG narrow gauge 2-8-0 #290, was converted to standard gauge to work the Rio Grande Western. However, with the RGW's acquisition of the Utah Central in 1899, they needed narrow gauge power. So, the RGW 8 was re-narrowed during Oct-1899 to work the ex-UC Salt Lake - Park City line. Somewhere during 1900, the unit was converted back to standard gauge service as RGW 8.

5 Information for DRG 283's time after being SR 100 taken from the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Museum's website locomotive roster.

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