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Alamosa January 23 1937
Posted by: Jimmy Blouch (IP Logged)
Date: February 25, 2012 03:10PM

Saturday January 23 1937

ALAMOSA

Cumbres cloudy during morning, started snowing light during afternoon
Late evening, “snowing light, lite to brisk SW wind drifting good bit at times, about 2” snow, 2 below, looks if keeps it up may have 2 engines on 115 in AM or the plow, about 10” snow is lite tho”
Chama cloudy, no new snow
Big Horn 5:50 PM, snowing and blowing lite since 4:00 PM


No. 115 with engine 470 conductor Hines
Engineer Hopper (to Chama)
Deadhead conductor Curtis Alamosa to Chama, relieve Cornell, sick
Deadhead engineer V Cummins and fireman Obberich and C Groshart Chama to Durango, Durango men used on rotary

Depart Alamosa 7:20 AM with 8 cars
167
119
156
320
Durango
169
62
284
Antonito set out cars 169, 26 and 284 for No. 425
Arrive Cumbres 10:39 AM
Depart Cumbres 10:40 AM
Arrive Chama 11:32 AM
Depart Chama 11:50 AM (engineer House)
Navajo meet No. 116
Arrive Durango 4:45 PM with 5 cars

No. 116 with engine 475
Conductor Pollard
Engineer Fitzer (to Chama)

Depart Durango 9:50 Am with 7 cars
61
165
155
168
151
287
Silverton
Navajo 10 minutes meet No. 116
Arrive Chama 2:44 PM
Depart Chama 3:04 PM (engineer Hopper)
Chama to Cumbres 40 minutes heavy train and snow
Arrive Cumbres 4:28 PM
Depart Cumbres 4:32 PM
Antonito pick up 3 cars from No. 426
163
63
306
Antonito to Alamosa 10 minutes held by extra 482 east
Arrive Alamosa 8:10 PM with 10 cars

Notation reads: “3 engines frozen up at Chama, unable keep them thawed out, 25 below

Chama Cumbres turn with engines 480 and 483
Conductor Ashbrook
Engine 480 Thompson
Engine 483 Kellogg

Depart Chama 8:30 Am with 12 loads 1 empty
Arrive Cumbres 10:05 AM with 12 loads 1 empty, meet No. 115
Engine 480 depart Cumbres 10:50 AM with caboose for Chama
Engine 483 depart Cumbres 11:00 AM light for Chama

Chama extra 482 east with helper engines 487 and 489
Conductor Hurley
Engine 482 Todd
Engine 487 Holly
Engine 489 A S Johnson

Depart Chama 9:15 AM with 11 loads 21 empties
Meet with No. 115 not shown
Arrive Cumbres 11:05 AM with 11 loads 21 empties
Engine 489 depart Cumbres 11:35 AM light for Chama
Engine 487 depart Cumbres 11:20 AM light for Alamosa
Extra 482 east depart Cumbres 11:30 AM with 23 loads 22 empties
Mile Post 316 ˝ 40 minutes account derailment RG 41
Arrive Antonito 3:20 PM with 23 loads 22 empties, 25 minutes eat, 30 minutes switching, 1 hour 45 minutes get stock from No. 426
Depart Antonito 6:00 PM with 25 loads 24 empties
La Jara 10 minutes switching
Estrella 15 minutes switching
Arrive Alamosa 8:05 PM with (?) loads 24 empties

Chama Cumbres turn with engines 464, 480 and 489
Conductor Curtis
Engine 464 Thompson
Engine 480 Kellogg
Engine 489 A S Johnson

Depart Chama 2:35 PM with 18 loads
Lobato 20 minutes let No. 116 by
Arrive Cumbres 4:50 PM with 18 loads
Engine 480 depart Cumbres 5:00 PM light for Chama
Engine 489 depart Cumbres 5:10 PM light for Chama
Engine 464 depart Cumbres 5:20 PM with caboose for Chama

Chama extra 483 west, Dulce turn
Conductor S Edmisten
Engineer Vinton

Depart Chama 4:30 PM with 8 empties
Monero 40 minutes switching
Lumberton water and switching
Arrive Dulce 7:30 PM with 10 empties, 1 hour 25 minutes eat, switching
Depart Dulce 8:55 PM with 6 loads 2 empties
Amargo 30 minutes meet extra 480 west
Monero 30 minutes switching
Arrive Chama 12:25 AM with 18 loads 3 empties

Chama extra 480 west
Conductor Duxstadt
Engineer Parmenter

Depart Chama 8:20 PM with 27 loads 9 empties
Lumberton 10 minutes local
Dulce 20 minutes local
Pagosa Jct 45 minutes coal & water, eat
La Boca 10 minutes water
Ignacio 10 minutes local
Florida 25 minutes water, clean fire
Arrive Durango 7:35 AM with 22 loads

Alamosa Antonito turn with engine 765
Conductor Andriko
Engineer Tozier

Depart Alamosa 9:25 AM
Arrive Alamosa 12:45 PM
Would appear reason for extra 482 doing local work between Antonito and Alamosa

Alamosa work extra 1189
Conductor Moore
Engineer Kearin

Worked between Alamosa and La Jara in connection with rail change

Santa Fe branch

Train No. 425 with engine 473
Conductor Pheney
Engineer Clarke

Depart Antonito 8:40 AM with 3 loads 1 empty, flanger
169
62
284
Arrive Santa Fe 4:30 PM with 3 loads

Train No. 426 with engine 478
Conductor Willis
Engineer Walsh

Depart Santa Fe 9:50 AM
1 mdse Espanola
2 mdse way
163
63
306
Espanola pick up 3 cars cattle for Denver
Arrive Antonito 5:40 PM with 7 loads
Stock to Alamosa on extra 482 east

Antonito work extra 452 with ditcher OX
Conductor F Edmisten
Engineer Rowe
Ditcher OX engineer Shake

Depart Antontio 7:30 AM
Arrive Embudo 12:40 PM, 1 hour firing up ditcher OX, 30 minutes filling ditcher with water, 30 minutes eat, tied up 4:00 PM Espanola

SALIDA

Marshall Pass clear, calm, 12 below

Gunnison extra 492 east with helper engine 481, to Salida after Sargent hill turn
Conductor Rhodes
Engine 492 R Wilson
Engine 481 Bovee

Depart Gunnison 1:05 AM (time and consist not shown)
Arrive Sargent 3:45 AM, set out, coal & water, add Sargent helper engine 494, engineer Gill
As Sargent Hill turn extra 492 east with helpers 481 and 494 depart Sargent 4:55 AM with 16 loads
Arrive Marshall Pass 6:30 AM with 16 loads
Engine 494 depart Marshall Pass 6:40 AM light for Sargent (tie up Sargent)
Engine 481 depart Marshall Pass 6:50 AM light for Sargent
Engine 492 depart Marshall Pass 7:00 AM light for Sargent
Arrive Sargent 8:10 AM, No. 315 by
Extra 492 east with helper 481 depart Sargent 8:55 AM with 11 loads
Arrive Marshall Pass 10:15 AM with 11 loads
Engine 481 depart Marshall Pass 11:10 AM light for Salida
Extra 492 east depart Marshall Pass 11:20 AM with 40 loads
Mears Jct set out 4 Valley loads
Arrive Salida 1:45 PM with 36 loads

Train No. 315 and Train No. 316 with engine 472
Conductor Mahoney
Engineer Hyatt

Train No. 315 depart Salida 6:09 PM with 5 cars
158
60
152
280
Camp Bird
Arrive Marshall Pass 7:40 AM
Depart Marshall Pass 7:42 AM
Arrive Gunnison 9:35 AM with 5cars

Train No. 316 depart Gunnison 6:10 PM with 5 cars, 5 minutes load passengers
60
158
152
280
Camp Bird
Chester to Shavano 25 minutes engine slipping account snow and ice on rail
Arrive Salida 10:00 Pm with 5 cars
E Roysce says need big flanger Marshall Pass to Sargent

Salida extra 485 west, Monarch branch
Conductor Marmet
Engineer Cooper

Depart Salida 6:50 AM with 1 load 27 empties
Double Maysville to Monarch
Extra 485 east depart Monarch 2:45 PM
Arrive Salida 5:20 PM with 28 loads

Salida extra 491 west with helper engines 497 and 499, Sargent turn with Sargent hill turn
Conductor Adlock
Engine 491 Treskett
Engine 497 Frantz
Engine 499 C Wilson

Depart Salida 12:05 PM with 40 empties
Poncha Jct 50 minutes meet extra 481 and 492 east
Mears Jct 20 minutes water
Arrive Marshall Pass 3:30 PM with 40 empties
Engine 499 depart Marshall Pass 3:55 PM light for Salida
Engine 497 depart Marshall Pass 3:35 PM light for Sargent
Extra 491 west depart Marshall Pass 3:45 PM with 40 empties
Buxton 10 minutes set out
Arrive Sargent 5:10 PM with caboose, add Sargent helper engine 494, engineer Gill
As Sargent hill turn extra 491 east with helpers 497 and 494 depart Sargent 6:30 PM with 16 loads
Arrive Marshall Pass 7:50 Pm with 16 loads, No. 316 by
Engine 494 depart Marshall Pass 8:37 PM light for Sargent
Engine 497 depart Marshall Pass 8:47 PM light for Sargent
Engine 491 depart Marshall Pass 8:57 PM with caboose for Sargent
Arrive Sargent 10:05 PM
Extra 491 east with helpers 497 and 494 depart Sargent 10:25 PM with 15 loads
Arrive Marshall Pass 11:45 PM with 15 loads
Engine 494 depart Marshall Pass 11:55 PM light for Sargent
Engine 497 depart Marshall Pass 12:25 AM light for Salida
Extra 491 east depart Marshall Pass 12:30 PM with 32 loads
Arrive Salida 2:55 AM with 32 loads

Salida extra 496 west with helper engine 490, Valley line
Conductor Hallock
Engine 496 Cullinan
Engine 490 W Wilson

Depart Salida 12:35 PM with 13 loads 4 empties
Poncho Jct 45 minutes meet extra 492 east
Mears Jct 30 minutes switching
Double Mears Jct to Poncha Pass
Arrive Poncha Pass 4:10 PM, second time
Engine 490 depart Poncha Pass 4:10 PM light for Salida
Extra 496 west depart Poncha Pass 4:20 PM
Villa Grove 30 minutes switching, eat
Mile Post 259 1 hour 15 minutes hot box RG 707, dry packing
Moffat 25 minutes brass RG 707
Hooper 25 minutes switching
Arrive Alamosa 9:40 PM with 18 loads 1 empty

Salida extra 498 west, Monarch branch
Conductor B M Young
Engineer Runyon

Depart Salida 7:35 PM with 28 empties
Mile Post 226 20 minutes double into Maysville
Mile Post 229 broke side rod engine 498, back train to Maysville, 3 hours 35 minutes wait for engine 492

GUNNISON

Crested Butte clear, calm, 22 below

Crested Butte branch Train No. 347 and Train No. 348 with engine 474 and helper engine 472
Conductor Mahoney
Engine 474 Myers
Engine 472 Kroll

Depart Gunnison 11:45 AM with 1 load 59 empties, flanger
Arrive Crested Butte 1:10 PM with 1 load 59 empties, flanger, 3 hours 30 minutes switching, eat, flange, air
Engine 472 depart Crested Butte 1:45 PM light for Gunnison
Train No. 348 depart Crested Butte 4:40 PM with 10 loads, flanger
Arrive Gunnison 6:15 PM with 10 loads, flanger

Gunnison switch engine 460 foreman Seivers engineer Price

MONTROSE

Engine 463 used for Montrose yard switching foreman Arnold engineer Rusk

DURANGO

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

Depart Durango 8:45 AM with 5 loads
Arrive Silverton 12:10 PM with 5 loads
Depart Silverton 1:25 PM with 4 loads 4 empties
Arrive Durango 5:00 PM with 4 loads 4 empties

Durango switch engine 271 foreman Pfeiffer engineer Basher

Jimmy



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  Alamosa January 23 1937 Jimmy Blouch 02/25/2012 03:10PM
  Re: Alamosa January 23 1937 george pearce 02/25/2012 05:31PM
  Re: Alamosa January 23 1937 Jimmy Blouch 02/25/2012 07:16PM
  Re: Alamosa January 23 1937 CharlieMcCandless 02/25/2012 05:41PM
  Re: Alamosa January 23 1937 CharlieMcCandless 02/26/2012 06:10AM
  Re: Alamosa January 23 1937 Jimmy Blouch 02/26/2012 09:28AM


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