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Gunnison Extra 361 west

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 10:55 AM

It's October 1, 1936, C-21 #361 departs Gunnison at 5:45 AM with 1 load coal & a caboose.

Crew: Conductor Mahoney, & Engineer Gates.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 07:58 AM

The train follows the river as it heads west.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 02:24 PM

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The train rolls through Sapinero...

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... & enters the Black Canyon.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 08:02 PM

As the train rolls through the Canyon...

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... it rolls over the river...

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... & pulls into Cimarron at 8:00 AM for a pick up.

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 08:28 PM

After picking up 2 loads, the train departs Cimarron at 8:15 AM with 3 loads, 1 empty. A C-21 has a 124 tonnage rating for a 4% grade.

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The train crests the summit at Cerro Summit.

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The train stops at Cedar Creek for a 5 minute inspection.

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 08:18 PM

After the inspection, the train gets underway again.

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After a while, the train rolls into Montrose at 10:15 AM with 3 loads, 1 empty.

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