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Alamosa Extra 484 west

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:25 PM

It's March 12, 1935, K-36 #484 departs Alamosa at 5:45 AM with 38 loads 6 empties. The consist includes 9 loads for the Santa Fe Branch, 2 idlers, 1 coal La Jara & a caboose.

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The train is soon seen running down the San Luis Valley.

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:18 PM

As the train runs down the valley...

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... It stops at La Jara to set out the car of coal & take on water.

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After the train left La Jara, the train continues running down the dual gauge line to Antonito.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:59 AM

The train stops at Romeo to unload merchandise & to let the westbound San Juan pass.

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After rolling over the bridge north of Antonito...

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... it pulls into Antonito at 8:35 AM.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:41 PM

After 1 hour 35 minutes switching, meeting Chama Extra 486 east, setting out 9 Santa Fe Branch loads, & time for the fireman to get coffee, the westbound freight departs Antonito at 10:10 AM with 27 loads 8 empties.

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As the train climbs the grade, it passes the tank at Lava.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:59 PM

As the train climbs...

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... It rolls through Big Horn...

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... & pulls into Sublette at 12:20 PM.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:41 PM

After the crew had lunch, cleaned the fire of the 484, & took on water, the train leaves Sublette.

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After the train rolled through Mud Tunnel...

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... it made a emergency stop at MP 313 because a rock rolled in front of the engine. In doing do, the drawbar on the west end of RG 46 (mdse for Durango) was pulled.

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 09:00 AM

The train took the front half of the train to Osier...

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... & put the cars on the siding.

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The engine then runs light to get the rest of the train.

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Soon, the train gets underway (well with the second half of the train anyway).

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The train rolls through Rock Tunnel...

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... & puls into Osier.

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 04:45 PM

After the reefer is put behind the caboose, the train leaves Osier, & crosses Cascade Creek trestle.

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The train pulls into the siding at Los Pinos to meet the San Juan.

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After 35 minutes, the San Juan passes, & the train passes the Los Pinos Tank as it begins the final climb to Cumbres.

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 06:13 AM

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After the train rounds Tanglefoot Curve...

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... it pulls into Cumbres at 5 PM.

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 07:33 PM

After 25 minutes inspection, the train departs Cumbres at 5:25 PM.

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The train rounds Windy Point...

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... rolls ove the fill at Coxo...

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... & rolls over Coxo crossing.

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