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Re: Yesterday at the CRRM

January 22, 2012 08:07PM
The reefer is C&S 1113 / RGS 2101 and has actually never been on the groud or off its trucks. It sat in Ridgway (intact and on its orignal trucks) for may years following the abandonment of the Rio Grande Southern before being acquired by Don Drawer and moved to the Sundown & Southern in the early 1970's. The car continued to sit and rot at the Sundown & Southern until 2002, when it was purchased by and moved to the Colorado Railroad Museum. The car continued its carreer path of sitting and rotting in Golden until it was moved into the roundhouse in the last month or so.(not knocking the railroad museum, just marvelling at the fact that until now the car has not received any maintenance since the mid 1940's and that the car has spent 60 of its 100 or so years of existence sitting and rotting somewhere, yet it is still here smiling smiley )

C&S 1113 is the only C&S reefer to survive intact. The other partial survivor is the frame and trucks of C&S 1116, which are also now at the CRRM as former Georgetown Loop passenger car #15. (#15's current body was built by the Magic Mountain amusement park near golden in 1958 and rebuilt into its present form by the old Georgetown loop RR in the early 1990's.

Thus concludes tonights useless trivia session.

Jason Midyette
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