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Alamosa January 12 1937
Posted by: Jimmy Blouch (IP Logged)
Date: February 14, 2012 06:22PM

Tuesday January 12 1937

ALAMOSA

No new snow at reporting stations, by 5:00 PM snowing light Cumbres, Chama 10:00 PM snowing hard

Alamosa extra 482 west
Conductor Roberts
Engineer Tozier

Depart Alamosa 10:45 PM (Jan 11) with 30 loads 4 empties
Arrive Antonito 12:30 AM with 29 loads 4 empties
Depart Antonito 1:15 AM with 25 loads 4 empties
Los Pinos 1 hour meet extra 480 east
Arrive Cumbres 6:30 AM with 25 loads 4 empties
Depart Cumbres 6:50 AM with 25 loads 4 empties
Arrive Chama 8:00 AM with 25 loads 4 empties

Chama extra 480 east with helper engine 487
Conductor Hurley
Engine 480 Todd
Engine $87 odgers 487 T H Odgers (edit 5-24-12)
Called Chama 12:05 AM, 15 minutes get engine ready, 1 hour weigh 5 cars and work Planer, 1 hour 25 minutes make up train, 10 minutes test air
Depart Chama 2:55 AM with 9 loads 11 empties
Arrive Cumbres 4:25 AM with 9 loads 11 empties
Engine 487 depart Cumbres 4:50 AM light for Chama
Extra 480 east depart Cumbres 5:05 AM with 45 loads 21 empties
Lava 25 minutes meet No. 115
Arrive Antonito 9:20 AM with 44 loads 22 empties, 30 minutes switch and eat
Depart Antonito 9:50 AM with 42 loads 22 empties
Arrive Alamosa 11:25 AM with 42 loads 22 empties

Alamosa extra 471 west, light engine to Antonito for No. 425
Engineer Clarke

Depart Alamosa 6:55 AM
Arrive Antonito 8:05 AM

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

Depart Alamosa 7:15 AM with 10 cars
167
119
151
287
Silverton
169
154
164
62
284
Antonito set out cars 169, 154, 164, 62 and 284 for No. 425
Arrive Cumbres 10:42 AM
Depart Cumbres 10:45 AM
Arrive Chama 11:30 AM
Depart Chama 11:35 AM (engineer Dieckman)
Arrive Dulce 12:50 PM
Depart Dulce 12:52 PM
Arrive Durango 4:35 PM with 5 cars

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

Depart Durango 9:50 AM with 5 cars
66
159
156
320
Durango
Arrive Dulce 1:19 PM
Depart Dulce 1:21 PM
Arrive Chama 2:38 PM
Depart Chama 2:45 PM (engineer Arnell)
Arrive Cumbres 3:46 PM
Depart Cumbres 3:50 PM
Antonito pick up 3 cars from No. 426
163
63
306
Arrive Alamosa 7:15 PM with 8 cars

Chama extra 489 west
Conductor S Edmisten
Engineer Densmore

Depart Chama 10:50 AM with 25 loads 3 empties
Monero 20 minutes switching
Lumberton 25 minutes No. 115 by
Arrive Dulce 1:10 PM, 10 minutes meet No. 116, 25 minutes mdse
Depart Dulce 1:45 PM
Pagosa Jct 35 minutes eat, coal & watger
Ignacio 20 minutes switching
Carbon Jct 10 minutes switching
Arrive Durango 7:L40 PM with 8 loads

Chama extra 482 west, light engine to Durango
Engineer Vinton

Depart Chama 11:00 AM
Arrive Dulce 1:01 PM, ahead of extra 489 west and behind No. 115, meet No. 116 (edit 2-15-12)
Depart Dulce 1:19 PM
No. 115 by somewhere between Dulce and Pagosa Jct
Arrive Durango 5:45 PM

Alamosa work extra 930 west
Conductor McLaughlin
Engineer Kellogg

Worked driving piling on bridge 258.34

Alamosa Antonito turn with engine 1000
Conductor Cornell
Engineer Thompson

Santa Fe branch

Train No. 425 with engine 471
Conductor Pheney
Engineer Clarke

Depart Antonito 8:55 AM with 10 loads
1 company rail Santa Fe
1 flour Santa Fe
1 coal Espanola
1 mdse Espanola
1 company coal Espanola
169 (appears to be deadhead)
154 (appears to be deadhead)
164
62
284
Arrive Santa Fe 4:30 PM with 6 loads 1 empty

Train No. 426 with engine 478
Conductor Willis
Engineer Walsh

Depart Santa Fe 9:55 AM with 4 loads
1 mdse Espanola
163
63
306
Arrive Antonito 5:30 PM with 3 loads 5 empties

Work extra 452 with ditcher OX
Conductor F Edmisten
Engineer Rowe

Loaded and dumped 19 loads on files fills between MP 365 and 367 (edit 5-24-12)

SALIDA

Monarch broken down, expect be working by tomorrow PM

Gunnison extra 498 east with helper engine 491, to Salida after Sargent hill turn
Conductor McCall
Engine 498 Frantz
Engine 491 C Wilson

Depart Gunnison 10:25 PM (Jan 11) with 45 loads 5 empties
Parlin 30 minutes water, pick up
Doyle 40 minutes pick up
Arrive Sargent 1:45 AM with 60 loads 5 empties, add Sargent helper engine 495, engineer Veo
As Sargent hill turn extra 498 east with helpers 491 and 495 depart Sargent 3:10 AM with 17 loads
Arrive Marshall Pass 4:30 AM with 17 loads
Engine 495 depart Marshall Pass 4:35 AM light for Sargent
Engine 491 depart Marshall Pass 4:45 AM light for Sargent
Engine 498 depart Marshall Pass 4:55 AM light for Sargent
Extra 498 east with helpers 491 and 495 depart Sargent 7:15 AM with 17 loads
Chester 50 minutes meet No. 315
Arrive Marshall Pass 9:30 AM with 17 loads
Engine 495 depart Marshall Pass 9:50 AM light for Sargent
Engine 491 depart Marshall Pass 9:50 AM light for Salida
Extra 498 east depart Marshall Pass 10:25 AM with 34 loads
Arrive Salida 12:40 PM with 29 loads

Train No. 315 and Train No. 316 with engine 479
Conductor Mahoney
Engineer Shewalter

Train No. 315 depart Salida 6:30 AM with 5 cars, 30 minutes switch engine making train
158
122
129
302
Camp Bird
Arrive Marshall Pass 8:02 AM
Depart Marshall Pass 8:05 AM
Arrive Gunnison 10:05 AM with 5 cars

Train No. 316 depart Gunnison 6:25 PM with 5 cars, 20 minutes turn equipment, load passengers and mail
122
158
129
302
Camp Bird
Arrive Salida 9:55 PM with 5 cars

Salida extra 499 west with helper engine 492, to Gunnison after Sargent hill turn
Conductor Straitiff
Engine 499 Dailey
Engine 492 Cullinan

Depart Salida 1:20 PM with 3 loads 27 empties
Mears Jct 20 minutes water and pick up
Arrive Marshall Pass 4:15 PM with 5 loads 27 empties, 20 minutes set out, inspection
Engine 492 depart Marshall Pass 4:30 PM light for Sargent
Extra 499 west depart Marshall Pass 4:40 PM with 3 loads 27 empties
Arrive Sargent 6:00 PM with caboose, 30 minutes eat, 15 minutes coal & water and turn, 25 minutes pick up train and helper, trade Sargent helper engine 495 for engine 492, add Sargent helper engine 492, engineer Veo, 40 minutes No. 316 by
As Sargent hill turn extra 499 east with helpers 495 and 492 depart Sargent 7:50 PM with 18 loads
Arrive Marshall Pass 9:30 PM with 18 loads
Engine 492 depart Marshall Pass 9:35 PM light for Sargent
Engine 495 depart Marshall Pass 9:45 PM light for Gunnison
Extra 499 west depart Marshall Pass 9:55 PM with caboose
Arrive Sargent 11:15 PM, 30 minutes pick up
Depart Sargent 11:45 PM with 5 loads 29 empties
Crookton 10 minutes pick up
Doyle 20 minutes pick up and set out
Parlin 20 minutes pick up
Arrive Gunnison 2:05 AM with 6 loads 30 empties

GUNNISON

Crested Butte branch Train No. 347 and Train No. 348 with engine 474
Conductor McMillan
Engineer Doyle

Depart Gunnison 11:30 AM with 36 empties
Jacks Cabin 5 minutes water
Arrive Crested Butte 1:15 PM with 36 empties
Depart Crested Butte 5:30 PM with 52 loads
Arrive Gunnison 7:00 PM with 52 loads

Baldwin branch extra 223-278
Conductor Purceil
Engineers Myers and Kroll

Depart Gunnison 10:15 AM with 25 empties
Arrive Baldwin 12:50 PM with 18 empties, 1 hour 35 minutes mine work and eat
Depart Baldwin 2:35 PM with 23 loads
Cooper 35 minutes mine work
Arrive Gunnison 5:10 PM with 25 loads

Gunnison switch engine 460 foreman Seivers engineer Price

MONTROSE

Montrose extra 463 east, Cimarron turn
Conductor Arnold
Engineer Rusk

Depart Montrose 11:05 AM with flanger OT
Cedar Creek 45 minutes thaw out water tank, pick up empties
3 empty coals
1 empty box
Cedar Creek to Cerro Summit 1 hour 30 minutes flanging, 10 minutes air inspection
Arrive Cimarron 2:15 (?) PM, 45 minutes flanging yard
Depart Cimarron 3:00 (?) PM with flanger and caboose
Cerro Summit 10 minutes flanging yard
Arrive Montrose 5:45 PM with flanger and caboose
Crew did yard switching, 2 hours 5 minutes prior to run, and 4 hours 45 minutes switching after return to Montrose

DURANGO

Silverton branch Train No. 461 and Train No. 462 with engine 459
Conductor Fry
Engineer Katschthaler

Depart Durango 8:45 AM with 9 loads
2 coal
2 mdse
Rockwood to Silverton 50 minutes account rocks and snow on track
Arrive Silverton 1:00 PM with 9 loads
Depart Silverton 2:30 PM with 6 loads 2 empties
Arrive Durango 5:50 PM with 6 loads 2 empties

Farmington branch work extra 462
Conductor Knight
Engineer Klahn

Worked with derrick OP and bridge gang at bridge 472.32

Durango switch engine 271 foreman Pfeiffer engineer Basher

Jimmy



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 05/24/2012 12:58PM by Jimmy Blouch.



Subject Written By Posted
  Alamosa January 12 1937 Jimmy Blouch 02/14/2012 06:22PM
  Re: January 12 1937 CharlieMcCandless 02/15/2012 07:04AM
  Re: January 12 1937 Jimmy Blouch 02/15/2012 07:50AM
  Re: January 12 1937 CharlieMcCandless 02/15/2012 07:39AM
  Re: January 12 1937 CharlieMcCandless 02/15/2012 08:18AM
  Re: January 12 1937, typos? hank 05/23/2012 12:58PM
  Re: January 12 1937, typos? Jimmy Blouch 05/24/2012 01:07PM
  Re: January 12 1937, typos? CharlieMcCandless 05/24/2012 03:19PM


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