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Alamosa May 16 1949

November 15, 2017 04:17PM
Monday May 16 1949

ALAMOSA

La Veta Pass:
Westbound extra with engine 3408 La Veta to Alamosa, depart La Veta 16 loads 2 empties, arrive Alamosa 12 loads 1 empty
Work extra Burro Crane RL 1, work between Fir and Sierra laying rail, conductor Wilson

Standard gauge train No. 115 with engine 1514
Conductor Moore
Engineer A Johnson

Arrive Alamosa 4:45 AM with 4 cars

Standard gauge train No. 116 with engine 3403
Conductor Moore
Engineer Caldwell

Depart Alamosa 9:40 PM with 4 cars

No. 215 with engine 485
Conductor Morgan
Engineer Stephens (to Chama)
Engineer Dieckman (from Chama)

Depart Alamosa 7:00 AM with 4 cars
119
167
310
Durango
Arrive Cumbres 10:18 AM
Depart Cumbres 10:20 AM
Arrive Chama 11:10 AM
Depart Chama 11:15 AM
Arrive Durango 4:05 PM with 4 cars

No. 216 with engine 478
Conductor Edmisten
Engineer Peterson (to Chama)
Engineer Stephens (from Chama)

Depart Durango 11:15 AM with 4 cars
66
169
327
Chama
Monero annunciator time not shown
Arrive Chama 4:00 PM
Depart Chama 4:05 PM
Arrive Cumbres 5:02 PM
Depart Cumbres 5:05 PM
Arrive Alamosa 8:30 PM with 4 cars (edit 11-16-2017

1st Chama Cumbres turn with engines 486 and 487
Conductor Hinton
Engine 486 Donaldson
Engine 487 Schumaker

Depart Chama 7:25 AM with 12 loads 1 empty
Arrive Cumbres 9:00 AM with 12 loads 1 empty, 10 minutes set out and turn
Extra 486 and 487 west, coupled depart Cumbres 9:10 with caboose
Arrive Chama 10:15 AM with caboose

2nd Chama Cumbres turn with engines 483 and 480
Conductor Hinton
Engine 483 Donaldson
Engine 480 Schumaker

Depart Chama 11:20 AM with 14 loads 1 empty
Arrive Cumbres 12:50 PM with 14 loads 1 empty, 10 minutes set out and turn
Extra 483 and 480 west coupled depart Cumbres 1:00 PM with caboose
Arrive Chama 2:05 PM with caboose

3rd Chama Cumbres turn with engines 483 and 480
Conductor Hinton
Engine 483 Donaldson
Engine 480 Schumaker

Depart Chama 3:35 PM with 10 loads 6 empties
Arrive Cumbres 4:55 PM with l0 loads 6 empties, 25 minutes helper engine off, set out, let No. 216 by, turn
Extra 480 east depart Cumbres 5:25 PM light for Alamosa (power needed for extra west out of Alamosa)
Extra 483 west depart Cumbres 5:20 PM with caboose
Arrive Chama 6:25 PM with caboose

Durango extra 488 and 489 east, to Chama
Conductor Bruce
Engine 488 Cummins
Engine 489 Buchanan

Depart Durango 4:30 PM with 25 loads 12 empties
Ignacio 10 minutes pick up
Gato 20 minutes eat and water
Juanita 15 minutes pick up
Lumberton 5 minutes pick up
Monero 25 minutes coal and water, pick up
Arrive Chama 12:50 AM with 31 loads 12 empties

SALIDA

Salida extra 496 west with helper engine 492, Monarch branch
Conductor D Young
Engine 496 Frantz
Engine 492 C Wilson

Depart Salida 9:50 AM with 57 (?) empties
Make 2 trips between Maysville and Monarch
Engine 492 return light to Salida, arrive 5:00 PM
Extra 496 depart Monarch 3:45 PM, second time, consist not shown
Arrive Salida 6:25 PM with 41 loads 1 empty

Alamosa extra 497 east, Valley Line, to Salida
Conductor R Young
Engineer W Wilson

Depart Alamosa 12:20 PM with 6 loads 44 empties
Hooper switching
Moffat switching
Villa Grove coal and water
Double from Mile Post 231 to Poncha Pass
Mears Jct set out
Arrive Salida 6:30 PM with 16 loads 10 empties

GUNNISON-MONTROSE

Standard gauge train from Grand Junction arrived 8:40 PM, previous day with cars of sheep from Thompson
After re-loading to narrow gauge:
21 cars of sheep ready for movement to Cerro Summit
6 cars of sheep ready for movement to Sapinero

Montrose extra 361 east with helper engines 456 and 454, to Gunnison
Conductor Purciel
Engine 361 Darter
Engine 456 Stamm
Engine 454 Tryer

Depart Montrose 2:30 AM with 31 loads 1 empty
Cedar Creek 10 minutes set out and water
Arrive Cerro Summit 4:10 AM, 5 minutes set out and turn
Extra 456 west depart Cerro Summit time not shown light for Cedar Creek
Extra 454 west depart Cerro Summit time not shown light for Cedar Creek
Extra 361 west depart Cerro Summit 4:15 AM with caboose
Arrive Cedar Creek 4:45 AM, 25 minutes water, turn and pick up
Extra 361 east with helper engines 456 and 454 depart Cedar Creek 5:10 AM
Mile Post 339 35 minutes unload sheep
Mile Post 336 1 hour 30 minutes unload sheep
Arrive Cerro Summit 8:15 AM, 15 minutes helper engines off, set out and pick up
Extra 456 west depart Cerro Summit time not shown light for Montrose
Extra 454 west depart Cerro Summit time not shown light for Montrose
Extra 361 east depart Cerro Summit 8:30 AM
Arrive Cimarron 9:00 AM, 40 minutes eat
Depart Cimarron 9:40 AM with 10 loads 1 empty
Sapinero 25 minutes unload sheep
Arrive Gunnison 12:15 PM with caboose

Gunnison extra 345 west, to Montrose
Conductor Anderson
Engineer Braswell

Depart Gunnison 9:00 AM with caboose
Conductor delay report not available
Pick up 21 empty stock cars Cerro Summit
Arrive Montrose 1:10 PM with 22 empties

Standard gauge train from Grand Junction arrive 4:10 PM with cars of sheep from Cisco
After re-loading to narrow gauge:
18 cars sheep ready for movement to Cimarron
12 cars sheep ready for movement to Sapinero

Extra 345 east with helper engines 456 and 454, Sapinero turn
Conductor Anderson
Engine 345 Braswell
Engine 456 Stamm
Engine 454 Tryer

Crew called for duty 10:00 PM, however depart time and all activity took place morning of May 17

Depart Montrose 12:20 AM with 30 loads 1 empty
Conductor delay report not available
Double Cedar Creek to Cerro Summit.
Then helper engines 456 and 454 depart Cerro Summit light for Cimarron
Extra 345 east unload 18 cars sheep at Cimarron
Extra 345 east depart Cimarron with 12 cars sheep
Arrive Sapinero, unload 12 cars sheep, turn
Extra 345 west depart Sapinero with 13 empties
At Cimarron pick up 18 empties, add helper engines 456 and 454
At Cerro Summit helper engines 456 and 454 depart light for Montrose
Extra 345 west depart Cerro Summit with 31 empties
Arrive Montrose 12:20 PM with 31 empties

Engine 340 used to switch Montrose yard, while on duty made Eldridge turn, conductor Trevarthen engineer Price

DURANGO

Durango switch engine 453 foreman Rowe engineer Shock

Jimmy



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/16/2017 08:44AM by Jimmy Blouch.
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