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Alamosa December 9 1936
Posted by: Jimmy Blouch (IP Logged)
Date: January 10, 2012 04:20PM

Wednesday December 9 1936

ALAMOSA

No. 115 with engine 477
Conductor Peel
Engineer Arnell (to Chama)

Depart Alamosa 7:10 AM with 8 cars
129 159 (edit 5-12-12)
119
151
285
Silverton
163
61
306
Antonito set out cars 163, 61 and 306 for No. 425
Arrive Cumbres 10:40 AM
Depart Cumbres 10:45 AM
Arrive Chama 11:30 AM
Depart Chama 11:35 AM (engineer Fitzer)
Arrive Dulce 12:51 PM
Depart Dulce 12:53 PM
Arrive Durango 4:35 PM with 5 cars

No. 116 with engine 482
Conductor Conway
Engineer House (to Chama)

Depart Durango 9:50 AM with 5 cars
66
156 (sheet had been corrected to read 151)
155
309
Durango
Arrive Dulce 1:24 PM
Depart Dulce 1:27 PM
Arrive Chama 2:40 PM
Depart Chama 2:50 PM (engineer Arnell)
Arrive Cumbres 3:40 PM
Depart Cumbres 3:45 PM
Arrive Antonito 6:00 PM, delayed by No. 426 arrival, pick up 3 cars from No. 426
111
62
284
Depart Antonito 7:25 PM with 8 cars
Arrive Alamosa 8:40 PM with 8 cars

Chama Cumbres turn with engines 486, 484 and 488
Conductor Bennett
Engine 486 Todd
Engine 484 Ray
Engine 488 Kearin

Depart Chama 5:00 AM with 21 loads 7 empties
MP 336 ¼ 25 minutes doubling to Cresco, account out of sand, slipping
“Too many tons, engines slipping, reduced Cresco”
Arrive Cumbres 8:15 AM with 18 loads 3 empties
Engine 484 depart Cumbres 8:40 AM light for Chama
Engine 488 depart Cumbres 8:50 AM light for Chama
Engine 486 depart Cumbres 9:00 AM with caboose for Chama

Durango extra east with engines 483 and 487
Conductor S Edmisten
Engine 483 Dieckman
Engine 487 Densmore

Depart Durango 3:30 PM with 25 loads 9 empties
Carbon Jct 50 minutes meet No. 115
Igancio 25 minutes mdse and switching
Arboles 10 minutes mdse
Pagosa Jct 40 minutes coal and eat
Dulce switching
Azotea switching
Arrive Chama 2:50 AM with 39 loads 2 empties

Alamosa Antonito turn with engine 1000
Conductor Cornell
Engineer Boyd

Santa Fe branch

Train No. 425 with engine 478
Conductor Willis
Engineer Walsh

Depart Antonito 8:40 AM with 3 loads
163
61
306
Arrive Santa Fe 4:40 PM with 4 loads

Train No. 426 with engine 375
Conductor Pheney
Engineer Clarke
Engineer Holly and fireman deadhead Santa Fe to Alamosa account failure engine 464 at Santa Fe, 464 broken axle on trailer truck

Depart Santa Fe 10:15 AM with 2 loads
111
62
284
Lost 55 minutes running to Tres Piedras tank for water
Arrive Antonito 7:10 PM with 6 loads 3 empties

Engine 375 run light to Alamosa for shops
Engineer Clarke

Depart Antonito 7:35 PM
Arrive Alamosa 8:55 PM

Work extra 476
Conductor McLaughlin
Engineer Rowe

Worked with spreader between Santa Fe and Jacona, delayed 2 hours 30 minutes account breaking trailer axle engine 464, tied up Santa Fe

Work extra 452
Conductor F Edmisten
Engineer wellington

Moved Heislet equipment to Alamosa and unload Heislet material at Alamosa

Depart Antonito 7:50 AM
Arrive Alamosa 9:40 AM
Tied up 11:45 AM

SALIDA

Marshall Pass snowing, by 5:00 PM 2 inches new snow, 2 inches old snow

Train No. 315 and Train No. 316 with engine 472
Conductor Perkins
Engineer Shewalter

Train No. 315 depart Salida 6:00 AM with 5 cars
122
128
168
280
Camp Bird
Arrive Marshall Pass 7:30 AM
Depart Marshall Pass 7:35 AM
Arrive Gunnison 9:35 AM with 5 cars

Train No. 316 depart Gunnison 6:05 PM with 5 cars
122
128
168
280
Camp Bird
Arrive Salida 9:35 PM with 5 cars

Salida extra 485 west, Monarch branch
Conductor Hallock
Engineer Hyatt

Depart Salida 6:30 AM with 28 empties
Double Maysville to Monarch
Bad blizzard Monarch
Extra 485 east depart Monarch 1:10 PM
Arrive Salida 3:25 PM with 23 loads

Salida extra 499 west with helper engines 495 and 498, to Gunnison after Sargent hill turn
Conductor Marmet
Engine 499 Dailey
Engine 495 Crooks
Engine 498 Treskett

Depart Salida 8:45 AM with 3 loads 51 empties
Shirley 15 minutes water
Arrive Marshall Pass 11:50 AM with 3 loads 51 empties
Engine 495 depart Marshall Pass 11:57 AM light for Sargent
Engine 498 depart Marshall Pass 12:10 PM light for Sargent, behind extra 499 west
Extra 499 west depart Marshall Pass 12:00 PM with 3 loads 51 empties
Buxton 20 minutes set out
Arrive Sargent 1:40 PM with caboose
As Sargent hill turn extra 499 east with helpers 495 and 498 depart Sargent 2:45 PM with 18 loads
Arrive Marshall Pass 4:20 PM with 18 loads
Engine 495 depart Marshall Pass 4:30 PM light for Gunnison
Engine 498 depart Marshall Pass 4:40 PM light for Gunnison
Extra 499 west depart Marshall Pass 4:50 PM with caboose
Buxton pick up train
Sargent 20 minutes switching, times not shown, may have met No. 316 here
Arrive Gunnison 8:15 PM with 4 loads 54 empties

Salida extra 496 west with helper engine 481, Valley line
Conductor Kilgore
Engine 496 Crylie
Engine 481 Runyon

Depart Salida 9:05 AM with 2 loads 29 empties
Mears Jct to Poncha Pass 3 times
Engine 481 depart Poncha Pass 12:30 PM light for Salida
Extra 496 west depart Poncha Pass time not shown
Ville Grove 15 minutes water, shovel down coal, eat
Moffat 3 hour 40 minutes took 8 cars cinders 3 miles east, unloaded 4 cars, badly frozen, 15 minutes switching, 15 minutes water
Hooper 45 minutes switching, replace air hose on ART 20326, spuds
Mosca 10 minutes switching
Arrive Alamosa 9:30 PM with 18 loads 8 empties, includes 3 spuds

Gunnison extra 492 east with helper engine 491
Conductor Sandberg
Engine 492 W Wilson
Engine 491 R Wilson

Depart Gunnison 10:30 AM with 64 loads
Arrive Sargent 12:45 PM with 66 loads

Gunnison extra 491 east, light engine to Sargent, helper for extra 492 east
Engineer Lannon

Depart Gunnison 11:10 AM
Arrive Sargent 12:50 PM

Extra 492 east with helpers 491 and 490 depart Sargent 2:20 PM
Arrive Marshall Pass 4:05 PM
Engine 491 depart Marshall Pass 4:20 PM light for Salida
Engine 490 depart Marshall Pass 4:30 PM light for Salida
Extra 492 east depart Marshall Pass 5:00 PM with 40 loads
Poncho Jct 15 minutes set out
Arrive Salida 7:35 PM with 30 loads

Salida extra 481 west with helper engines 485 and 493, to Gunnison after Sargent hill turn
Conductor B M Young
Engine 481 Frantz
Engine 485 Rogers
Engine 493 C Wilson

Depart Salida 8:40 PM with 3 loads 40 empties
Poncha Jct 20 minutes meet No. 316
Mears Jct 10 minutes water 3 engines
Arrive Marshall Pass 11:30 PM with 3 loads 40 empties
Engine 485 depart Marshall Pass 11:35 PM light for Sargent
Engine 493 depart Marshall Pass 12:15 AM light for Sargent, behind extra 481 west
Extra 481 west depart Marshall Pass 12:05 AM with 3 loads 40 empties
Buxton 15 minutes set out train
Arrive Sargent 1:35 AM with caboose
As Sargent hill turn extra 481 east with helpers 485 and 493 depart Sargent 2:20 AM with 18 loads
Arrive Marshall Pass 3:55 AM with 18 loads
Engine 485 depart Marshall Pass 4:10 AM light for Gunnison
Engine 493 depart Marshall Pass 4:20 AM light for Gunnison
Extra 481 west depart Marshall Pass 4:35 AM with caboose
Buxton 20 minutes pick up train, disconnect brake on RG 3937
Sargent 35 minutes eat and mdse
Doyle 10 minutes mdse
Arrive Gunnison 8:35 AM (Dec 10) with 3 loads 40 empties

GUNNISON

Crested Butte branch Train No. 347 and Train No. 348 with engine 474
Conductor E P Mahoney
Engineer Kroll

Depart Gunnison 11:30 AM with 41 empties
Arrive Crested Butte 1:50 PM with 41 empties
Depart Crested Butte 4:30 PM with 53 loads
Jacks Cabin 15 minutes hot box
Arrive Gunnison 7:15 PM with 53 loads

Gunnison switch engine 460 foreman Anderson engineer Cowan

Gunnison extra 361 west with helper engine 360
Conductor Hynes
Engine 361 Dunlap
Engine 360 Boyle

Depart Gunnison 1:10 PM with 25 loads 15 empties
Halls 10 minutes pick up
Sapinero 15 minutes set out
MP 330 40 minutes unload rock
Arrive Cimarron (unable to read)

Gunnison extra 319 west, light engine to Cimarron, helper for extra 361 west
Engineer Wright

Depart Gunnison 1:20 PM
Arrive Cimarron 4:30 PM (?)

Extra 361 west with helpers 360 and 319 Cimarron to Cerro Summit 3 times
Arrive Cerro Summit 10:25 PM
Engine 319 depart Cerro Summit light for Montrose
Engine 360 depart Cerro Summit 10:40 PM light for Montrose
Extra 361 west depart Cerro Summit 11:00 PM
Lujane 15 minutes pick up
Arrive Montrose 12:50 AM with 34 loads 1 empty

MONTROSE

Extra 318, Ouray branch
Conductor Arnold
Engineer Rusk

Depart Montrose 12:25 PM with 4 loads 1 empty
1 mdse Ouray
1 mdse Ridgway
1 empty tank Farmington
2 sheep Placerville
Ridgway 10 minutes set out
Arrive Ouray 2:55 PM with 1 load
Depart Ouray 3:50 PM with 1 load
Ridgway 20 minutes pick up and set out
Arrive Montrose 7:00 PM with 5 loads 3 empties

DURANGO

Farmington branch Train No. 435 and Train No. 436 with engine 471
Conductor Fry
Engineer Katschthaler

Depart Durango 2:40 AM with 3 loads 6 empties
1 company material
6 empty tanks
Carbon Jct 10 minutes switching
Posta 30 minutes switching and spot 7 cars cinders on main line
Cedar Hill 15 minutes switching
Refinery 15 minutes switching
Arrive Farmington 6:30 AM with 1 load 10 empties
Depart Farmington 7:35 AM with 1 load 5 empties
5 empty box
Aztec 20 minutes switching and get orders
Posta 3 hours unload 7 cars cinders
Arrive Durango 1:50 PM with 1 load 15 empties

Farmington branch work extra 462
Conductor Knight
Engineer Brice

Work with derrick OP and bridge gang at bridge 472.32

Durango switch engine 271 foreman Gabbe engineer Basher

Jimmy



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/12/2012 07:40AM by Jimmy Blouch.



Subject Written By Posted
  Alamosa December 9 1936 Jimmy Blouch 01/10/2012 04:20PM
  Re: Alamosa December 9 1936 Jim McKee 01/10/2012 09:35PM
  Re: Alamosa December 9 1936 CharlieMcCandless 01/10/2012 10:15PM
  Re: Alamosa December 9 1936 CharlieMcCandless 01/11/2012 09:36AM
  Re: Alamosa December 9 1936, tender cap. hank 05/10/2012 08:51AM


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Engine number 489 and 486 as mid train helper with a 64 car westbound freight. Photographed: east of Cumbres, Colo., May 28, 1939.

Photo courtesy of the Denver Public Library Digital Image Collection catalog number OP-8778.

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