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Re: Last Train to Farmington, Fifty Years Ago (+ 5 days), by Ernie Robart

September 17, 2018 03:12PM avatar
guymonmd Wrote:
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> Thank you for the photo essay. I enjoyed it and
> do not know how I missed seeing it until today.
> The carload of rail was delivered somewhere in
> Farmington.  Perhaps for industry there?

I have no idea what industry, other than the D&RGW, might use that much rail.  Perhaps one of our resident historians, such as Earl, can answer . . .

> And I would not mind seeing more of the low-
> light photos of the train returning. I'd like to
> compare the consist to what was taken down
> to Farmington.

Because of the dim light a lower shutter speed was used, so most of them are a bit blurry.  None show more than the first five cars - an idler car, two empty pipe gons, and two more idlers.  North of Carbon Junction there's a caboose followed by several empty boxcars.

> Were the cars just abandoned in Farmington
> after they were unloaded?

SFAIK, yes.  The scrapper probably sold a few of the boxcars to local farmers for use as sheds, and salvaged the metal parts of the others when the line was torn up.


Guy et al -

Upon re-reading the entire thread, I noticed that Earl Knoob had already answered some of these questions.  See his post at [ngdiscussion.net], below.

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




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