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May 13, 2018 08:20PM
The inspection pit at Sargents was inside the roundhouse. It was build in 1904 to accommodate the K-27s. The roundhouse could accommodate K-27s and K-28s but not K-36s and K-37s. After 1928 it was not used. The turntable remained in use until 1940, the helper engines were kept outside and were serviced either at Gunnison or Salida.

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December 23, 1926, Thursday
Sargents News
The D&RGW bridge gang is repairing the roundhouse and other railroad property here

October 18, 1928, Thursday
Sargents News
Railroad activity continues, the hill crews being out two or three times each day.

February 6, 1936, Thursday
Sargents News
Frank Luiza arrived from Salida Tuesday, bringing the helper engine which will be kept at Sargents for a few weeks.


December 2, 1937, Thursday
Coal industry is again booming--long trains with as high as 81 cars are leaving regularly for Crested Butte. Also double-headers often go to Baldwin lately.
Jacks Cabin News

Sargents News
The Rio Grande hill crew was put back Friday to take care of the rush of business


March 16, 1939, Thursday
Sargents News
The helper engine was sent in to Salida Saturday, as the busy season is over on the narrow gauge.

January 10, 1940
Sargents News
Sargents is a very quiet place, all the Rio Grande hill crew are gone and only the watchmen of the railroad crew are left.

D&RGW AFE T-8495
September 1940
Retire engine house at Sargent. The roundhouse at Sargent, constructed in 1904, has not been used since 1928 and will not be used in the future as it will not accommodate the present large power.

Photograph taken by Richard B. Jackson in 1935 shows the closed Sargents roundhouse.
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