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C-18's in the 1940's
Posted by: hank (IP Logged)
Date: February 22, 2012 11:55AM

guymonmd Wrote:

> It looks like a C-18 to me too.
> 320 was scrapped in 1938 so it is not 320.
> I would guess it is 317. 317 was scrapped in 1946
> at Montrose according to DRGW.net. Parts went to
> 318.
> However the engine could possibly be 315, 317, 318
> or 319. I can not completely rule out 316 but I
> don think so.

In the 1940's usage of the C-18's was (roughly)[1]

315 on Ouray Branch 7/41 at Durango as switcher by 6/42, stayed there until retired in in 10/49

316 at Montrose throughout the early 40's, mostly used on Ouray branch, used there in the early part of '45, retired 11/46

317 Used mostly Gunnison-Montrose in the 40's, Gunnison Switcher in Fall of '44 (at least from 8/18/44 to 10/17/44) dismantled 11/48

318 mostly Gunnison-Montrose until 5/49, used on Ouray Branch after Black Canyon line removed, sold 1/54

319 Wandered a bit more. In Gunnison 7/40, at Durango 9/42 & 6/46, leased to RGS '43, '47, '49. Mostly at Durango after the war.

Ouray branch engine in Fall of '44 was mostly either 316 or 345. 340 was also used a lot on the branch until '49.

hank
[1] I really need to get back to going through Jimmy's old posts, once I get caught up on the current set. Dratted RL!



Subject Written By Posted
  Can anyone identify the 4th locomotive in this Photo? guymonmd 02/22/2012 10:03AM
  Re: Can anyone identify the 4th locomotive in this Photo? CharlieMcCandless 02/22/2012 10:05AM
  Re: Can anyone identify the 4th locomotive in this Photo? ND Holmes 02/22/2012 11:06AM
  WAG hank 02/22/2012 11:13AM
  Re: WAG guymonmd 02/22/2012 11:29AM
  C-18's in the 1940's hank 02/22/2012 11:55AM
  Re: Can anyone identify the 4th locomotive in this Photo? Donald Foster 02/22/2012 03:44PM
  Re: Can anyone identify the 4th locomotive in this Photo? K.ITTY 02/22/2012 04:58PM
  Re: Can anyone identify the 4th locomotive in this Photo? guymonmd 02/23/2012 08:50AM
  Re: Can anyone identify the 4th locomotive in this Photo? Jim McKee 02/23/2012 09:46AM
  Re: Can anyone identify the 4th locomotive in this Photo? guymonmd 02/23/2012 10:30AM
  318 photo 1953 CharlieMcCandless 02/23/2012 11:58AM


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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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