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PIX - Moving C&TS rolling stock to Antonito 1970 (1)

June 05, 2019 10:06PM
Historic photos, moving engines and rolling stock to Antonito Dec. 1970 for transfer to C&TSRR

I grew up in Alamosa 1960s. Came home on Navy leave Christmas 1970 and witnessed D&RGW putting together all the rolling stock and engines for C&TSRR into one long train. A day or two later, the train was moved to Antonito by an SG switcher. I was fortunate to see both operations, took some photos, but lost years ago. Recently, found the negatives!!! Quickly bought a negative scanner. Here's the results of a rank noobie scanning negatives. Only manipulation was skewing the heavy blue tint on the scans. I was 19. Not the best photos, but it is a unique piece of C&TSRR history I hope you enjoy. Been looking for these photos for 50 years. Please let me know if there are other photos of " the move" elsewhere, or if anyone knows the exact date. Seems it was around Dec. 27-28, 1970.

3-rail track and bridge across Rio Grande, looking east
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Alamosa water tank and the empty NG yards in Sept. 1969; sand tower in rear
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Switcher moving 488 into position, in front of water tank
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Bring up gondola cars from the rear (east/shop side of yards)
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More to follow
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