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Re: 318's tender is 345's tender (and 340) {tender sluts}
Posted by: Herb Kelsey (IP Logged)
Date: February 21, 2012 03:01AM

Good research. But of course all of this assumes the Rio Grande's world began in the 1930s and when you are talking about which engine has which 'original' tender it really becomes a stretch.

I like the "tender sluts" moniker because that is definitely what the C-class engines were. All of these engines had tenders like the one casey calls 340's original tender, with the flared tops. The raised sided tenders like the 345 tender (which was larger and allowed whatever engine was working the Ouray branch to make it over the line after the Cow Creek tank burned) were all later additions from the turn of the 19th/20th Century and later.

So unless the tender looks like this:
276 Rear of Tender.jpg
we really can't say it's any engine's "original."



Subject Written By Posted
  318's tender is 345's tender (and 340) {tender sluts} Casey Akin 02/20/2012 10:30PM
  Re: 318's tender is 345's tender (and 340) {tender sluts} Jeff Taylor 02/21/2012 12:18AM
  Re: 318's tender is 345's tender (and 340) {tender sluts} Will Gant 02/21/2012 12:19AM
  Re: 318's tender is 345's tender (and 340) {tender sluts} Herb Kelsey 02/21/2012 03:01AM
  Re: 318's tender is 345's tender (and 340) {tender sluts} Casey Akin 02/21/2012 09:50AM
  Re: 318's tender is 345's tender (and 340) {tender sluts} Dirk Ramsey 02/21/2012 03:50AM
  Re: 318's tender is 345's tender (and 340) {tender sluts} Ed Stabler 02/21/2012 05:46AM
  Re: 318's tender is 345's tender (and 340) {tender sluts} HighCommander 02/21/2012 08:59AM
  Re: 318's tender is 345's tender (and 340) {tender sluts} Dirk Ramsey 02/21/2012 09:07AM
  Re: 318's tender is 345's tender (and 340) {tender sluts} Casey Akin 02/21/2012 09:53AM
  Re: 318's tender is 345's tender (and 340) {tender sluts} Fred Oster 02/26/2012 05:01PM


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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.

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