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Extra #74-#76 East

Mike Trent
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Very nice header photo above. Road Engine #74 And helper #76 working upgrade to Climax. B-4-F afficianados should be able to spot distinctions in this long range shot of two of "them Boulder Engines".
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Re: Extra #74-#76 East

Paul R.
Mike,
Love all the photos you place as the header photo, I have not seen this one ! Paul R.
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Re: Extra #74-#76 East

Mike Trent
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Not me, Paul, that's Darel's doing. I love them too. All I did was ID the engines.

Further, note the narrow gauge ties cast off to the side. The longer ties have standard gauge rails on them, which are also visible outside the trucks of the freight cars on the curve.

This photo was taken very near the end of narrow gauge operations on the remaining link between Leadville and Climax.



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Re: Extra #74-#76 East: Picture.

Chris Walker
So when Darel goes and changes the picture to something else, here's what the discussion is about.

http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/fullbrowser/collection/p15330coll22/id/43143/rv/singleitem/rec/10

Freight, eastbound; 15 cars, photographed from caboose. Photographed: Near Climax, Colo., June 16, 1943.



Otto rode this train and took several pictures that now reside in the DPL.

Narrow Gauge Trivia Question for avid C&S'ers

What relevance was this train trip to Harry Brunk and what he wrote about in his Gazette series Up Clear Creek on the Narrow Gauge?



UpSideDownC
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Re: Extra #74-#76 East: Picture and Quiz.

Jim Courtney
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Harry was fascinated with the boxcar just ahead of the caboose (in which Otto was riding).

The car had been modified with roof hatches to accommodate bulk loading of something, perhaps dry concrete?


http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll22/id/43139/rec/66

June 16, 1943. French Gulch Tank.



Here's another view for Keith, who really needs to get on with building that water tank, since he has the cast iron supports printed from Shapeways:


http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll22/id/43135/rec/58

EDIT: June 15, 1943 (?), Three Mile (AKA Birdseye) Tank.


Same train or is it really one on the day prior? Is there a clue here to suggest different trains on different days??

Note the 4 rail "dual gauge" track.
Jim Courtney
Poulsbo, WA
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Re: Extra #74-#76 East

Darel Leedy
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Not me, Mike, that's Roper's doing. I love them too. All I did is give him the user permissions to edit them
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Re: Extra #74-#76 East: Picture and Quiz.

Paul R.
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That last Photo, there is a boxcar between the loco's-- different train ?.Paul R.
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Re: Extra #74-#76 East: Picture and Quiz.

Mike Trent
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Paul, this is likely being done to space the weight load over trackwork still under construction. There are several guys visible at rest (and an enginemen to supervise) around the scene, no doubt all part of the track crew which is probably tamping ballast. The weight of those two big engines coupled together under load could have shifted the alignment under those conditions. Another possibility would be to keep the weight separated for a bridge or culvert that was being strengthened in the area.

Probably not the same train. Is this also attributed to Otto Perry? If not, it's probably Brownie Anderson.

By this time, #75 was probably already set aside and out of service.

Also, it is obvious that the boxcars in the first picture are empty, as they would be way over tonnage if full, even for these engines.

Chris, how can these photos be of the same tank?
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Re: Extra #74-#76 East: Picture and Answer.

Chris Walker
how can these photos be of the same tank?

They're not Mike,

Jim has got his stethoscope tubes crossed.  see: http://c-sng-discussion-forum.41377.n7.nabble.com/Ten-Mile-Stations-of-the-D-RG-tp6164p6446.html since this was discussed before.  The Tank with Metal Columns pictured is 3-Mile and is on the Western side of the tracks, French Gulch tank w/Wooden Posts is on the East.

Another view posted in that epic thread of Jimmy Blouch.
OP-6357

http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/fullbrowser/collection/p15330coll22/id/43141/rv/singleitem/rec/1



UpSideDownC
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Re: Extra #74-#76 East: Picture and Answer.

Jim Courtney
Right you are, Chris, it is Three Mile, AKA Birdseye, tank.

Just proves that I shouldn't post after a 24 hour shift in the hospital!

I've edited and corrected the label under the photo above.
Jim Courtney
Poulsbo, WA
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Re: Extra #74-#76 East: Picture and Answer.

Mike Trent
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Thanks guys, I've probably seen both of those misidentified in various places.

I have a picture or maybe two my Dad took at French Gulch tank in the 50's, also from a caboose. I'll try to get it posted here.
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Re: Extra #74-#76 East: Picture and Answer.

Chris Walker
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I'm in such a pedantic mood today.  

If 3-Mile tank is 2.7* miles from Birdseye and Dillon is the same 2.7* miles from Dickey......

...anyone see where I'm going with this?

* mileages from Mac Poor's D.S.P.&P.


UpSideDownC
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Re: Extra #74-#76 East: Picture and Answer.

Bill Uffelman
That is why there are so many Midways in this country. Emoji

Bill Uffelman

On Sunday, January 14, 2018, 6:14:48 AM EST, Chris Walker [via C&Sng Discussion Forum] <[hidden email]> wrote:


I'm in such a pedantic mood today.  

If 3-Mile tank is 2.7* miles from Birdseye and Dillon is the same 2.7* miles from Dickey......

...anyone see where I'm going with this?

* mileages from Mac Poor's D.S.P.&P.


UpSideDownC
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Re: Extra #74-#76 East: Picture and Answer.

Mike Trent
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Interesting to note in the head end photo Chris posted at Three Mile Tank, you can clearly see that #76's tender still shows an almost full load of coal. In the header photo, which is a different train below Climax, the upper coal gate on #76 has been stowed behind the bunker. Evidence of tons of coal and lots of water having been fed into those engines in a relatively short distance.
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Re: Extra #74-#76 East: Picture and Answer.

Chris Walker
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Bill,

I thought there was only one Midway Tank, 6 miles upgrade of Pitkin.  
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