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F&CC to D&RG to RGS

June 05, 2017 08:17PM
Greg asked about F&CC locomotives acquired by the D&RG.

The F&CC and affiliates bought new: Twelve Baldwin 2-8-0s, delivered between 1894 and 1897; one ALCO tank loco for suburban service in 1898 - delivered as an 0-4-4T, but soon rebuilt as a 2-4-4T; and six ALCO 4-6-0s, delivered between 1899 and 1900. After the abandonment of the F&CC main line, track in the Cripple Creek mining district was converted to standard gauge, and the F&CC equipment was sold.

The D&RG needed more power to cope with the WW I traffic surge, and so they purchased used locomotives for their narrow gauge lines including the following ex F&CC motive power: Three ALCO 4-6-0s for the RGS in 1916, and six Baldwin 2-8-0s - five in 1917, and one more in 1920. In addition, in 1916 the D&RG purchased most of the narrow gauge rolling stock of the CF&I's Crystal River Railway, including three outside frame Baldwin 2-8-0s. At that time they leased the Crystal River's rotary, which was purchased in 1920, becoming D&RG OO. The D&RG also purchased the Crystal River's narrow gauge Ingoldsby patent dump cars. The Ingoldsby cars were retired in the early 1920s, but there is a George L. Beam photo of one at the new Durango coal tipple. Apparently the trucks from the ex CR cars went under the narrow frame tank cars.

Baldwin 2-8-0s
F&CC 3, "Elkton" to D&RG 425, renumbered D&RGW 315.
F&CC 5, "Florence" to D&RG 427, renumbered D&RGW 317.
F&CC 7, "W.S. Stratton" to D&RG 424, renumbered D&RGW 320.
F&CC 8, "Goldfield" to D&RG 428, renumbered D&RGW 318.
F&CC 9, "Alta Vista" to D&RG 429, renumbered D&RGW 319.
F&CC 11, "Strong" to D&RG 426, renumbered D&RGW 316.

ALCO 4-6-0s
F&CC 20, "Portland" to RGS 20.
F&CC 21, "Isabella", F&CC renumbered to F&CC 25 in 1905, to RGS 25.
F&CC 24, "Last Dollar" to RGS 22.

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