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Alamosa January 31, 1939

January 31, 2009 09:25PM
Extra east 487-488

Chama
Called 12:40 AM
Depart 1:40 AM 10 loads (cattle) 2 empties
Cumbres 2:45 am to 3:00 am cut out helper and fill (pick up 11 loads from previous day turn)
Lava 2:35 AM to 5:50 AM for extra 481 west
Antonito 6:20 AM to 6:25 AM pick up 2 idlers
Estrella 7:20 AM to 7:50 AM for No. 115
Alamosa 8:15 AM to 8:25 AM put away tie up
(McLaughlin)

Helper 488
Depart Cumbres 3:05 AM Light
Arrive Chama 4:05 AM

Extra west 481
Alamosa
Depart Alamosa 3:10 AM with 7 loads 26 empties
Antonito 25 minutes coal & water and set out
Depart Antonito 6:00 AM with 6 loads 26 empties
5 minutes Big Horn set out 8 dumps account storm
10 minutes Sublette water and eat
2 hours Toltec No. 115 go ahead with plow account snow set out 10 side dumps account storm
30 minutes MP 328 3/4 stuck in snow
Into Cumbres with engine only 6 loads 8 tank stuck on straight track brakeman left with train
4 hours 35 minutes wait for plow and flanger to open line Chama to Cumbres
Depart Cumbres 4:55 PM
Arrive Chama 5:50 PM

No. 115 with 477-471
Depart Alamosa 7:34 AM with 7 cars
Antonito set out 2 cars depart 8:55 AM
Arrive Cumbres 11:20 AM
Depart Cumbres 11:35 AM
Arrive Chama 12:12 PM
Engine 471 taken off.
Depart Chama 12:40 PM
Arrive Durango 5:45 PM

Extra east plow and flanger with 464-480
Called Chama 1:40 AM to go after stuck train
Chama 1 hour switch out flanger tool cars and load tools
Depart Chama 2:45 PM
Arrive Cumbres 3:30 PM 1 hour 15 minutes clear siding and wye and turn
Depart Cumbres 4:45 PM Conductor and other brakeman from extra 481 west dead head to Chama.
Arrive Chama 5:35 PM
(Light engine 481 followed to Chama, times noted above)
Chama 35 minutes clear wye of ice and snow and turn

Engine 471, just off No. 115, called 1:50 PM east, light engine
Stuck on Chama wye and departed Chama 2:50 PM
Arrived Cumbres 3:40 PM
(The notation of what occured at Cumbres is so faint and worn that I cannot decipher it)
Depart Cumbres light 4:50 PM
Arrive Chama 5:55 PM

(Train still left at MP 328 3/4)

No. 116 with 470
Depart Durango 11:40 AM 4 cars
Arrive Chama 4:40 PM
Annulled Chama to Alamosa account storm turn back equipment to Durango and extra 784 handled No. 426 equipment, mail and passengers Antonito to Alamosa
Extra west engine 470
Depart Chama 5:15 PM
Arrive Durango 10:15 PM

Santa Fe Branch

No. 425 with 476
Conductor Pheney
Engineer Shumaker
Depart Antonito 9:12 AM with 4 cars
Arrive Santa Fe 4:30 Pn

No. 426 with 473
Conductor Willis
Engineer Marsh
Depart Santa Fe 9:52 AM with 5 cars
Arrive Antonito 5:30 PM
Extra 784 takes equipment, which includes cars 61 and 284, mail and passengers to Alamosa.
Arrive Alamosa 9:30 PM

Engine 473 runs light from Antonito to Alamosa for shop work

Montrose

Extra 454 with flanger and caboose called at Montrose 7:50 AM for snow work
Montrose 15 minutes turn flanger
Depart Montrose 8:05 AM
Cerro 1 hour flanging and stuck in snow
Found drifts 3 to 4 feet Cedar Creek to MP 332 stuck once and had shovel out, snowing light, drifting on hill
Arrive Cimarron 11:00 AM 40 minutes flange yard
Depart Cimarron 11:40 AM
Arrive Montrose 1:20 PM 30 minutes eat 2 hours yard switching
(Conductor Gribben)
Subject Author Posted

Alamosa January 31, 1939

Jimmy Blouch January 31, 2009 09:25PM

Re: Alamosa January 31, 1939

george pearce January 31, 2009 10:09PM

Re: Alamosa January 31, 1939

Jimmy Blouch February 01, 2009 08:37AM

Re: Alamosa January 31, 1939

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