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Alamosa December 11 1936
Posted by: Jimmy Blouch (IP Logged)
Date: January 12, 2012 07:48PM

Friday December 11 1936

ALAMOSA

Mo. 115 with engine 482
Conductor Connelly
Engineer Arnell (to Chama)
Swing brakeman Welch

Depart Alamosa 7:30 AM with 11 cars, 22 minutes transfer
169
127
165
151
119
210
285
Silverton
163
61
306
Antonito set out cars 163, 61 and 306 for No. 425
Arrive Cumbres 11:22 AM
Depart Cumbres 11:25 AM
Arrive Chama 12:10 PM, 14 minutes heavy mail
Depart Chama 12:29 PM (engineer Fitzer)
Arrive Dulce 1:50 PM
Depart Dulce 1:54 PM
Pagosa Jct 35 minutes (something) broken on baggage 169
Lost 18 minutes Alamosa to Antonito, 26 minutes Chama to Durango account engine 482 could not make time
Arrive Durango 6:30 PM with 8 cars

No. 116 with engine 470
Conductor Hines
Engineer House (to Chama)

Depart Durango 9:50 AM with 7 cars
66
155
154
156
159 (edit 5-12-12, 159 correct as originally posted)
309
Durango
Arrive Dulce 1:19 PM
Depart Dulce 1:22 PM
Arrive Chama 2:40 PM, 5 minutes engine ready
Depart Chama 2:50 PM (engineer Arnell)
Chama to Cumbres 30 minutes 7 cars
Arrive Cumbres 4:07 PM, 5 minutes test air
Depart Cumbres 4:10 PM
Sublette 5 minutes station work
Antonito pick up 3 cars from No. 426
111
62
284
La Jara 5 minutes station work
Arrive Alamosa 8:05 PM with 10 cars

Chama Cumres turn with engines 487, 488 and 480
Conductor Hurley
Engine 487 Todd
Engine 488 Kearin
Engine 480 Thompson

Depart Chama 4:35 AM with 17 loads
Pick up at Cresco
Arrive Cumbres 6:25 AM with 20 loads 4 empties
Engine 487 depart Cumbres 6:40 AM with caboose for Chama
Engine 488 depart Cumbres 6:50 AM light for Chama
Engine 480 depart Cumbres 7:00 AM light for Chama

Durango extra east with engines 483 and 489
Conductor S Edmisten
Engine 483 Klahn
Engine 489 Vinton

Depart Durango 1:50 PM with 45 loads, includes 9 cars stock from RGS, reloaded Durango, 3 cars cattle from Aztec
Ignacio 10 minutes switching
La Boca 40 minutes meet No. 115
Tiffany 20 minutes pick up 2 cars catt;e
Carracas 15 minutes switching
Pagosa Jct 40 minutes eat, switching, coal & water
Arboles 10 minutes switching
Arrive Amargo 9:50 PM, 1 hour 30 minutes cutting and sorting cattle account stock men intoxicated and could not hurry them, load 8 cars cattle
Depart Amargo 11:45 PM
Arrive Chama 1:40 AM with 46 loads

Alamosa Antonito turn with engine 494
Conductor Seale
Engineer Boyd
Memorandum notation: “8:45 PM when putting up coal at Antonito failed to stop in time resulting in putting car coal over end of coal chute, car hit ground badly damaging it and west end of chute, collapsed timber blocking main line, figure can clear main line in one hour. Seale”

Santa Fe branch

Train No. 425 with engine 478
Conductor Willis
Engineer Walsh

Depart Antonito 9:40 Am with 7 loads 3 empties
1 outfit Santa Fe
1 company material Santa Fe
3 empty single decks Espanola
1 water Taos Jct
1 water Servilletta
163
61
306
Arrive Santa Fe 5:05 PM with 4 loads 1 empty

Train No. 426 with engine 473
Conductor Pheney
Engineer Clarke

Depart Santa Fe 9:40 AM with 4 loads
1 mdse Espanola
62
284
111
Embudo 45 minutes meet No. 425
Servilleta pick up 3 cars sheep for Alamosa
Arrive Antonito 6:00 PM with 9 loads
Extra 494 take stock to Alamosa

Work extra 476 with spreader OW OV (edit 5-10-12) OU (edit 5-11-12)
Conductor F Edmisten
Engineer Rowe

Worked between Santa Fe and Espanola spreading

SALIDA

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 7:33 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 491 west with helper engines 497 and 498, to Gunnison
Conductor Sandberg
Engine 491 W Wilson
Engine 497 R Wilson
Engine 498 Rhodes

Depart Salida 1:35 AM with 2 loads 14 empties
Arrive Marshall Pass 3:40 AM with 1 load 25 empties
Engine 497 depart Marshall Pass 3:45 AM light for Gunnison
Engine 498 depart Marshall Pass 3:55 AM light for Gunnison
Extra 491 west depart Marshall Pass 4:05 AM with 1 load 25 empties
Chester 3 hours meet extra 481 east
Arrive Sargent 8:20 AM with caboose, 20 minutes account change in line up (appears original plan was to do a Sargent turn before going to Gunnison, train set out prior to arrival at Sargent) 45 minutes turn engine set coal, yard blocked, 35 minutes eat and block (wait 10 minutes after light engine 498 depart Sargent 9:50 AM)
Depart Sargent 10:00 AM with 2 empties
Arrive Gunnison 11:15 AM with 2 empties

Gunnison extra 481 east with helper engine 485
Conductor B M Young
Engine 481 Frantz
Engine 485 Rogers

Depart Gunnison 3:15 AM with 55 loads 4 empties, includes 18 cars stock from Montrose
Parlin 15 minutes water
Arrive Sargent 5:30 AM with 57 loads 4 empties, 35 minutes coal and water

Gunnison extra 493 east, light engine to Sargent, helper for extra 481 east
Engineer C Wilson

Depart Gunnison 3:35 AM
Arrive Sargent 5:40 AM

Extra 481 east with helpers 485 and 493 depart Sargent 6:30 AM with 57 loads 4 empties
Buxton 25 minutes set out, cut in helpers
Tank 7 15 minutes water
Chester 25 minutes meet No. 315
Arrive Marshall Pass 9:00 AM with 24 loads 4 empties
Engine 485 depart Marshall Pass 9:25 AM light for Salida
Engine 493 depart Marshall Pass 9:35 AM light for Salida
Extra 481 east depart Marshall Pass 10:25 AM with 42 loads 4 empties
Mears Jct 15 minutes set out, inspection
Arrive Salida 12:50 PM with 37 loads 4 empties


Barrel transfer Salida had been out of service, Monarch turns got late start

Salida extra 496 west, Monarch branch
Conductor McCall
Engineer Runyon

Depart Salida 1:10 PM with 28 empties
Double Maysville to Monarch
Extra 496 east depart Monarch time not shown
Poncha Jct let No. 316 by
Arrive Salida 10:20 PM with 29 loads 2 empties

Salida extra 495 west with helper engines 499 and 492, Sargent turn with Sargent hill turn
Conductor Sloan
Engine 495 Dailey
Engine 499 Bovee
Engine 492 Treskett

Depart Salida 1:20 PM with caboose
Appears ran coupled to Poncha Jct, then separately from there to Sargent

Extra 495 west depart Poncha Jct 1:44 PM with caboose
Arrive Sargent 4:00 PM

Extra 499 west, light
Depart Poncha Jct 1:54 PM
Arrive Sargent 4:10 PM

Extra 492 west, light
Depart Poncha Jct 2:04 PM
Arrive Sargent 4:20 PM

As Sargent hill turn extra 495 with helpers 499 and 492 depart Sargent 4:35 PM with 19 loads
Arrive Marshall Pass 6:05 PM with 19 loads
Engine 492 depart Marshall Pass 6:10 PM light for Sargent
Engine 499 depart Marshall Pass 6:20 PM light for Sargent
Engine 495 depart Marshall Pass 6:30 PM with caboose for Sargent
Not shown, probably meet No. 316 at Sargent
Extra 495 east with helpers 499 and 492 depart Sargent 8:15 PM with 19 loads
Arrive Marshall Pass 9:55 PM with 19 loads
Engine 499 depart Marshall Pass 10:05 PM light for Salida
Engine 492 depart Marshall Pass 10:15 PM light for Salida
Extra 495 east depart Marshall Pass 10:50 PM with 38 loads
Arrive Salida 1:10 AM with 36 loads

Gunnison extra 491 east with helper engine 497
Conductor Sandberg
Engine 491 W Wilson
Engine 497 R Wilson

Depart Gunnison 8:20 PM with 52 loads, includes 9 cars stock, 7 loaded Gunnison, 2 loaded Dollard
Parlin 15 minutes water and switching
Doyle 15 minutes switching
Arrive Sargent 10:35 PM with 53 loads, reduce, coal & water, cut helper in

Gunnison extra 498 east, light engine to Sargent, helper for extra 491 east
Engineer Rhodes

Depart Gunnison 9:15 PM
Arrive Sargent 10:40 PM

Extra 492 491 east with helpers 497 and 498 depart Sargent 11:25 PM with 24 loads (edit 5-10-12)
Arrive Marshall Pass 12:55 AM with 24 loads
Engine 497 depart Marshall Pass 1:15 AM light for Salida
Engine 498 depart Marshall Pass 1:20 1:25 AM light for Salida (edit 5-10-12)
Extra 491 east depart Marshall Pass 1:35 AM with 24 loads
Mears Jct 45 minutes time order and block, set out 5 Valley loads
Arrive Salida 4:25 AM with 19 loads

Salida extra 481 west, Monarch branch
Conductor Kilgore
Engineer Crylie

Depart Salida 10:20 PM with 28 empties
2:00 AM at Monarch, rear truck engine 481 off at dump behind 20 loads, need tool cars

GUNNISON

Crested Butte branch, mines idle

Baldwin branch extra 278
Conductor E P Mahoney
Engineer Kroll

Depart Gunnison 7:35 AM with 1 load 12 empties
Arrive Baldwin 10:30 AM, 1 hour 20 minutes switching
Depart Baldwin 11:50 AM
Castleton 1 hour to Cooper and return
Dollard pick up 2 cars cattle
Arrive Gunnison 3:45 PM with 31 loads

Gunnison switch engine 460 foreman Seivers engineer Cowan

Montrose extra 344 east with helper engine 223
Conductor Dean
Engine 344 Stamm
Engine 223 Edwards

Depart Montrose 10:40 AM with 23 empties
8 empty box
15 empty coals
Cedar Creek 15 minutes set out, water
Cedar Creek to Cerro Summit 3 times
Depart Cerro Summit 3:15 PM
Arrive Gunnison 8:10 PM with 25 empties

MONTROSE

Extra 316, Ouray branch
Conductor Arnold
Engineer Rusk

Depart Montrose 12:45 PM with 6 loads 1 empty
1 mdse Ouray
1 coal Ouray
1 mdse Ridgway
2 coal
1 oil
1 empty tank
Ridgway 15 minutes set out
Arrive Ouray 3:35 PM with 2 loads
Depart Ouray 4:15 PM with 5 empties
Ridgway 10 minutes pick up
Arrive Montrose 6:45 PM with 2 loads

DURANGO

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

Depart Durango 2:00 AM with 5 loads 1 empty
2 autos
1 mdse
1 empty tank
Carbon Jct 10 minutes switching
Bondad 10 minutes switching
Aztec 25 minutes fill cistern and switching
Arrive Farmington 5:45 AM with 5 loads 8 empties
Depart Farmington 7:15 AM with 6 loads 2 empties
1 gas Dolores
1 gas Chama
1 gas Antonito
2 gas Durango
2 empty gons
Refinery 10 minutes switching
Aztec switching and load 3 cars cattle
Arrive Durango 2:35 PM with 8 loads 3 empties

Work extra 462 (edit 5-10-12)
Conductor Knight
Engineer Brice

Worked with derrick OP and bridge gang at bridge 472.32

Durango switch engine 271 foreman Gabbe engineer Basher

Jimmy



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 05/12/2012 07:37AM by Jimmy Blouch.



Subject Written By Posted
  Alamosa December 11 1936 Jimmy Blouch 01/12/2012 07:48PM
  Re: Alamosa December 11 1936 Fred Folk 01/13/2012 08:58AM
  Re: Alamosa December 11 1936 Fred Folk 01/13/2012 10:57AM
  Re: Alamosa December 11 1936 Jimmy Blouch 01/13/2012 11:47AM
  Shouldn't have gotten out of bed.... Jim Titsworth 01/13/2012 07:32PM
  Re: Alamosa December 11 1936, nits(4) & comments hank 05/10/2012 10:43AM
  Re: Alamosa December 11 1936, nits(4) & comments Jimmy Blouch 05/10/2012 10:26PM
  Re: Alamosa December 11 1936 Jimmy Blouch 05/11/2012 09:00PM


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