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Re: Another Alpine Tunnel question...

December 02, 2019 11:54AM
Como Wrote:
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> Very much depended on the winters, on average by
> the end of December and then the reopening when
> it did reopen seemed often to be July,

Just to be clear, you're talking about the UP regime in the 1880's here, right? ISTR reopening taking place in late April or so most years, until they just plain quit in 1890.

> clear that
> the use of the Rotary and liberal application of
> salt made a big difference and of course how much
> the Tunnel had suffered.
>
> They must have lost a lot of money keeping it
> operational.

Probably lost as much just on the number of engines & crews required. Alpine was an engine eater, when C&S closed it for good they stored 21 out of 48 narrow gauge engines! (all of classes B-4-A & B-4-cool smiley 4-engine mixeds, begod!

Hank
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