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Gunnison TT Outriggers explained

November 06, 2017 05:17AM
It has always been a mystery why the Gunnison TT had outriggers installed where one could see tool boxes on platforms on either side as seen in this picture.

[digital.denverlibrary.org]

While doing research while building an O scale model of the Gunnison TT I came across pictures in Salida of a much simpler version of what the Gunnison boys had built on the TT. It is my theory that every engineman had a tool box assigned to him and it was something taken for trips over the line. When not working they would be staged at the terminal they last arrived at. Here is a pic of the Salida version of the tool box staging area.

[digital.denverlibrary.org]

While I have not seen any actual documentation stating why these outriggers were built, it makes sense that the Gunnison RH crew decided that this was a better way to keep track of the tool boxes. This may help explain why the outriggers were installed.

William
aka drgwk37
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