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Prototype Information / Second Air Pump for C-16s and C-19s
« on: July 03, 2011, 04:08:08 PM »
DENVER & RIO GRANDE WESTERN RR
December 31, 1924

Office of Chief Mechanical Officer

Cost of applying additional 9-1/2 inch air pump to C-16 and C-19 class engines.--- $321.72 per engine.


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Prototype Information / Durango Loop
« on: July 03, 2011, 01:53:26 PM »
DENVER & RIO GRANDE WESTERN RR
December 11, 1923

Authorized August 5, 1922

Durango, Colorado
Installation of loop wye and change out 30 pound rail with 45 pound rail in
1,000 feet of additional trackage to permit turning 125-class locomotives.

$3,800.00



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Prototype Information / 5900 Series Stock Car Trucks
« on: July 03, 2011, 01:47:00 PM »
DENVER & RIO GRANDE WESTERN RR
Alamosa, Colorado
November 20, 1939

WAS, WPC, AP CAR INSPECTORS
ALL AGENTS
PG-Durango, L
TR-Durango, CAS-Chama, CWD-Montrose, WSG AWH-Gunnison, AHC RHL-Salida

Due to arrangements made to apply new 60-M trucks under the 55,000 and 58,000 series UTLX tanks cars, as soon as truck material received, the following narrow gauge 5900 series cars should be stored at Alamosa in order that trucks can be changed back under these cars at the same time new trucks are applied to tank cars.
Inspectors at Alamosa will bad order these cars on arrival.

Agents advise location and load them to Alamosa preference except those made empty at Salida will be moved Salida to Alamosa empty.

5900, 5907, 5910, 5913, 5922, 5924, 5926, 5937, 5938, 5940, 5944, 5946, 5948, 5949, 5959, 5966, 5967, 5975, 5976, 5978, 5979, 5989, 5992, 5995, 5997

Advise forwarding

G-939 W. S. Graham

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Prototype Information / Baldwin Branch Abandonment
« on: July 02, 2011, 09:07:41 PM »
DENVER & RIO GRANDE WESTERN RR
Authority for Expenditure No. T-798
July 27, 1946

Description--Class: Retirements

Retire track from Castleton to Baldwin, 2.09 miles of narrow gauge Main Line.

Purpose and Necessity:

The trackage from Castleton to Baldwin serves the Baldwin Mine only, which is
worked out. There will be no further shipments from this mine. The track should
be removed and material salvaged for use elsewhere. ICC approval of this
abandonment is contained in Finance Docket #15308, dated July 2, 1946. Estimated
cash to be received from sale of scrap salvage---$552. Effective date of Finance
Docket #15308 is August 1st, 1946, and cancellation supplement affecting the
tariffs is effective August 15, 1946.


Authorized
Wilson McCarthy August 26, 1946


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Prototype Information / Electric Pump in Chama Blacksmith Shop
« on: July 02, 2011, 11:34:17 AM »
DENVER & RIO GRANDE WESTERN RR
Authority for Expenditure T-100
November 1944 to March 1945

Description - Class 20
Install electrically operated centrifugal pump for locomotive supply,
centrifugal fire pump, culinary water pump, and wayside water-treating equipment
in Blacksmith Shop. Construct power line and culinary water line. *Increase of
$1,400 cash due to the following: a second hand fire pump was available when
estimate was prepared in 1941, but has since been used in boiler washing plant
in Salt Lake City; increased labor and material costs since preparation of item
in 1941; electrically-operated chemical-treating equipment included in this
estimate instead of a by-pass type of feeder originally planned. as observation
of results of treatment indicate this type of equipment is required. The type of
chemical treatment proposed for locomotive water supply renders it unsuitable
for drinking purposes, which necessitates the installation of a culinary water
pump.
It is planned to rehabilitate a portion of the blacksmith shop adjacent to the
roundhouse to provide a water-pumping and treating room. This will require a 700
foot extension to the power line which increased the cost $260; however, the
Mechanical Department desires to replace the present steam engine used to drive
the machine shop lathe, drill press, grinder, etc., with an electric motor. The
line proposed will be required for this purpose, but will serve both the water
facilities, machine shop, and miscellaneous lighting.

Purpose and Necessity:
At present all water is supplied by a steam pump, and it is treated by the
direct introduction of chemicals at the pump, which results in culinary water
being treated with caustic solution, this making it undesirable for drinking
purposes. By installation of the new equipment, the culinary and locomotive
supplies will be entirely separated and each will be treated satisfactorily. By
eliminating the necessity for the steam pump, only one of the two steam boilers
in the power plant will have to be operated, and this on a bank load only to
supply heat to the oil house, roundhouse offices, etc.




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Prototype Information / Delco Lighting Unit - Part 2
« on: July 02, 2011, 11:15:39 AM »
I recently posted AFE T-538 showing the installation of a Delco lighting unit
from narrow gauge baggage car 165 to standard gauge outfit car X-3272. There was
some speculation that I got the wattage wrong. This AFE shows the retirement of
the unit from the baggage car and it shows the exact same data as in the other
AFE.

Also, a note on the systems in the Shavano and San Juan. These cars were some of
the first railroad cars in the US to be equipped for electric shavers in the
bathrooms.
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DENVER & RIO GRANDE WESTERN RR
Authority for Expenditure No. T-544
January 14, 1946

Description---Class Retirements

Retire "Delco" Propane Gas Engine Generator from Narrow Gauge Baggage Car No.
165.

Purpose and Necessity:

Account transferring to Kitchen-Diner-Sleeper Car X-3272, which is used in
supply train to accomodate personnel accompanying that train.

(See separate AFE (T-538) covering installing in Car X-3271)


Authorized:
Wilson McCarthy January 31, 1946

Property Retired at Original Cost

1 - Trumbal switch #20252 $5.30
1 - Model 60-AD-1 6000 Watt 110 Volt D. C. Delco Light Plant Complete including
five 6-volt Batteries and Battery Connector $@...
1 - Battery Connector to Motor $2.01
1 - Skel-Gas Regulator $25.00



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Prototype Information / Villa Grove Water Tank
« on: July 02, 2011, 01:32:24 AM »
DENVER & RIO GRANDE WESTERN RR
Authority for Expenditure T-629

March 19, 1946

Description -- Class 20

Replace 50,000 gallon wayside water tank with new 9600 gallon Redwood water
tank.

Purpose and Necessity:

The present tank was erected in 1898 and is in very poor physical condition
thruout. We cannot dispense with this station although there is no need for a
large tank becasue maximum weekly consumption would not exceed 14,000 gallons,
and the average would be about 10,000 gallons. Water is supplied by a 4 inch
line about 1-1/2 miles long at a rate of about 5 gallons per minute, which is
not enough to service engines directly from a standpipe as is done at Moffat.

Authorized:
Wilson McCarthy April 2, 1946


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Prototype Information / Teft Spur and Detroit Spur, Silverton Branch
« on: July 01, 2011, 08:47:51 PM »
DENVER & RIO GRANDE WESTERN RR
Authority for Expenditure: T-817
August 8, 1946

Description Class: Retirements

Retire Track #10, 1,489 feet long, and Track #15-A, 203 feet long.

Purpose and Necessity:

These two tracks were orginally constructed to serve mines on the Silverton Branch. The mines have ceased operation and the tracks are no longer used or required. Pat of the material has been removed for repairs and the tracks should be retired from the accounts and the remaining material salvaged.

Authorized:

Wilson McCarthy September 23, 1946

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Prototype Information / Delco Lighting Unit
« on: June 30, 2011, 09:58:34 AM »
DENVER & RIO GRANDE WESTERN RR
Authority for Expenditure No. T-538
January 14, 1946

Description---Class 43 – Improvements to Existing (Work) Equipment
Install “Delco” Propane Gas Engine-Generator Unit in Work Outfit Car (Kitchen-Diner-sleeper) X-3272, transferred from Narrow Gauge Baggage Car No. 165.

Purpose and Necessity:
To provide adequate lighting for car X-3272, which is used in supply train to accommodate personnel accompanying that train. At present, this car is lighted by means of batteries with axel generator; but owning to fact that movements of this train are, at times, of insufficient speed and duration to keep the batteries properly charged, it is necessary to install gas-engine generator for standby service in order to provide sufficient lighting. The gas-engine generator unit no longer required on narrow gauge Baggage Car 165, as we have sufficient number of these cars equipped, excluding Car 165, to protect our requirements, on account discontinuing narrow gauge passenger service in Salida-Gunnison territory.

(See separate AFE covering retirement from NG Baggage Car 165)

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Prototype Information / Sublette Coal House
« on: June 29, 2011, 10:36:21 PM »
DENVER & RIO GRANDE WESTERN RR

Authority for Expenditure T-411
September 15, 1945

Description--Class: Retirement

Retire coal house Structure #9 at Allison and move to Sublette to replace coal
house which is being retired.

Purpose and Necessity:

Present coal house at Sublette is unfit for further storage of coal and
uneconomical to repair and it is proposed to move coal houe at Allison to
Sublette to replace it.

Note: AFE is required for retirement purposes. However, since the cost of the
new installation is less than $500, it is chargable to Operating Expenses.


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Prototype Information / Hermosa Depot
« on: June 29, 2011, 10:13:09 PM »
DENVER & RIO GRANDE WESTERN RR
Authority for Expenditure

September 15, 1945

Description--Class: Retirements

Retire frame depot building, Structure #1 and #2

Purpose and Necessity:

The present depot at Hermosa is in very poor condtion and beyond repair. Since
there is no present nor anticipated future use for it, retirement is
recommended.

Authorized:
Wilson McCarthy October 11, 1945



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Prototype Information / Temporary Spur
« on: June 25, 2011, 01:03:41 PM »
DENVER & RIO GRANDE WESTERN RR
Bulletin No. Reissue 9

Alamosa, Colorado
January 1, 1946

Temporary switch and spur track holding 15 cars has been placed at MP 295 plus
500 feet, between Lava and Big Horn.

Signed: L H. Hale
Superintendent



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Prototype Information / RGS 41 and Ditcher 030
« on: June 25, 2011, 12:39:08 PM »
RIO GRANDE SOUTHERN RR

Ridgway
October 12, 1921

Work Train Report

October 10, 1921

Work extra, engine 41, with American Ditcher 030, loaded 7 national dumps (Jerry
Day note: drop bottom gons) and 8 flats with dirt at MP 28-1/2 and unloaded in
washout at MP 28-1/2. CF 8:45 AM. Tied up 5:20 PM. delayed 50 minutes going to
Placerviille to turn cars. Had 6 track men.

Expense:

Train Crew...$12.54
Engine Crew...$14.20
Track Men...$16.92
-------------------
$43.66


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Prototype Information / Reason for a Spark Arrestor
« on: June 24, 2011, 11:06:31 AM »
D&RGW Baldwin Branch
November 1, 1934

Fire Damages Two Ranches in Ohio Creek Territory

Damage estimated at $2,766 was done to the J.H. Eilebrecht and Otis Moore ranches in the Ohio Creek district by a fire which started from sparks of a passing locomotive Saturday. Losses were confined to hay, pasture, and fences by quick work of neighbors and towns people who aided in checking the blaze.

Flames in the pasture were discovered shortly after the noon train had passed Saturday and although Mr. Eilbrecht and Moore were abscent from their ranches, neighbors and others immediately began to battle the fire.


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Prototype Information / Stock Train Speed
« on: June 23, 2011, 04:42:27 PM »
RIO GRANDE SOUTHERN RR

Ridgway, Colorado
April 25, 1921

Mr F E Peake,
Chied Dispatcher
Ridgway

With reference to recent correspondence relative to state law requiring that
shipments of live stock be moved at a speed of not less than an average of ten
miles per hour:

Following quotes message from Superintendent Transportation dated 23rd.

"Am advised by General Solicitor this law does not apply to shipments
originating on fourth division narrow gauge territory or the south end of RGS,
where they move in and out of New Mexico in their movement towards market.
Therefore, will not change present handling.

C B Carpenter

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