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Re: Cutting in helpers in Antonito

December 30, 2018 05:22PM avatar
Sharrod Wrote:
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> Did they really use that much coal on the segment
> from Alamosa to Antonito to justify coaling at Antonito?


At least during the era that the Monero Coal Mine was shipping via the D&RG NG, coal moved east on the narrow gauge. That means that the further east that the Railroad coaled the locomotives, the higher the [total delivered] cost of that coal. So, coaling in Antonito made more economic sense than than coaling the locomotives in Alamosa, only to haul that same coal back to Antonito inside the tenders.

See the post by Al Stevenson in this thread:
[ngdiscussion.net]
... regarding coal eastbound.
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