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Re: Complications at Cumbres (3 turns => 1 train)

December 01, 2017 04:39PM avatar
John West and I exchanged our THEORIES about Cumbres Turns several months ago, Greg -

See [ngdiscussion.net].   But just because we've figured out what MAY have been the easiest way to do things doesn't mean that the D&RGW actually did it that way, and in any event neither John's theory nor my modification thereof conflicts with Ernie's movies of a flying cutoff of the helper (nor, as others have mentioned, a flying drop of the kibutz . . . )     eye rolling smiley

IIRC, if it was the first turn of two, or the second of three (the third happening the following day during the mid- and late sixties) the helper would drop the caboose, turn on the wye and return to Chama.  Meanwhile the road engine and crew did any necessary switching, tied down the cars, and then returned to Chama with the caboose.  After the second turn of two or the third of three the helper would run on light to Alamosa once assembly of the train by the road engine was far enough along to allow it to get past.

- El Abuelo Histœrico, Greengo y Curmudgeoño de los Locomoturas Viejos y Verdes,
aka Der Grossväterlich DünkelOlivGrünDampfKesselMantelLiebHabender




Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/01/2017 05:57PM by Russo Loco.
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Triple headers versus double headers or breaking trains up

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narrowgaugejoe10 December 01, 2017 05:15AM

Found previous question on this answered by Earl & John

narrowgaugejoe10 December 01, 2017 05:31AM

Re: Found previous question on this answered by Earl & John

Greg Scholl December 01, 2017 06:16AM

Re: Helpers based in Chama vs sent there as needed.

Russo Loco December 01, 2017 11:14AM

Re: Helpers based in Chama vs sent there as needed.

Greg Scholl December 01, 2017 11:59AM

Re: Complications at Cumbres (3 turns => 1 train)

Russo Loco December 01, 2017 04:39PM



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