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Rio Grande 223
Posted by: Stephen M Smith (IP Logged)
Date: December 13, 2010 07:37PM

News from the 223 Project

I have just finished a inspection of 223 Pictures from 1941 to Present, and have discovered several interesting Details

1-The Left Main Rod on the 223 is bent to the point that it will not allow the Locomotive to move

2-The damaged has been atributed to latter years Locomotive Movers, but is not true.

3-The Left Main Rod was bent when it arrived in Salt Lake City's Liberty Park, and was placed on the short section olf narrow gauge track using a Carman's/Track extednded head Hand jack placed under the Mid-point of the Main Rod.
The flat spot is there under on the bottom side of the Main Rod.

4-The short section of track never had any visible wheel stops, and it did slope to the West quite visibly.

The Tender is nearing completion with the counting down of the placement of the final 1000 Hot Rivets underway and the fabrication of the Tender Tank Filler Pipe---what a project!!!!

Stephen Smith
Ogden, Utah

Subject Written By Posted
  Rio Grande 223 Stephen M Smith 12/13/2010 07:37PM
  Re: Rio Grande 223 Will Gant 12/13/2010 09:35PM
  Re: Rio Grande 223 Samart 12/13/2010 10:02PM
  Re: Rio Grande 223 Kelly Anderson 12/14/2010 06:18AM
  Re: Rio Grande 223 South Park 12/14/2010 06:26AM
  Re: Rio Grande 223 Kelly Anderson 12/14/2010 08:40AM
  Re: Rio Grande 223 Adam Wright 12/18/2010 10:50PM
  Re: Rio Grande 223 Kelly Anderson 12/20/2010 08:39AM
  Re: Rio Grande 223 Rich Johnson 12/14/2010 07:47AM
  Re: Rio Grande 223 Tomstp 12/14/2010 08:39AM
  Re: Rio Grande 223 hank 12/14/2010 12:23PM
  Re: Rio Grande 223 GeorgeGaskill 12/15/2010 12:23PM
  Re: Rio Grande 223 SMITTY 12/14/2010 08:41AM
  Re: Rio Grande 223 D&RGW 223 12/14/2010 12:02PM
  Re: Rio Grande 223 Rich Johnson 12/14/2010 08:08PM
  Re: Rio Grande 223 South Park 12/15/2010 03:56AM
  Re: Rio Grande 223 D&RGW 223 12/15/2010 10:55AM
  Re: Rio Grande 223 Stephen M Smith 12/15/2010 06:47PM
  Re: Rio Grande 223 jhp43hot 12/15/2010 12:06PM
  Re: Rio Grande 223 KoloradoKid 12/18/2010 11:07PM

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Denver & Rio Grande Western engine number 473 with train #426. Photographed: near Otowi, N.M., March 22, 1941.

Photo courtesy of the Denver Public Library Digital Image Collection catalog number OP-8204.

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