I just found this forum and the related C&Sn3 page on the web. I am a frustrated narrow gauger and have recently joined the Cheyenne Depot Museum group in Cheyenne with the UC&N as a volunteer. Most of my experience has been with D&RG(W) NG locomotives and some time back I read an article about the similarities, and differences, between the C class on the D&RG(W) and the B-4 classes used on the C&S, especially along Clear Creek. Where can one find this article, or book? I would like to learn more about the overall C&S operation so that I am a little better informed.
Welcome aboard, David. You found a good place to get a lot of information you seek.
There is a thread somewhere that covers tonnage ratings and comparisons of the D&RGW C-19's and the C&S B-4-E class. Darel says there is a good search engine on this site, try searching for #346 and see if anything comes up.
You won't believe some of the stuff you'll learn here.
I suggest you obtain the Jan/Feb 2005 issue of the NG&SL Gazette or the Equivilent volume of the Up Clear Creek reprints. You'll find the article is what you seek, a comparison of the "Kinship" Between C-16's and C&S 2-8-0's.
EDIT: whoops, I forgot to add that it was by Harry Brunk.