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Posted 21 February 2021 - 08:18 PM

It's April 28, 1935, C-19 #346 departs Montrose with 8 cars as it is on the point of the Shavano. there were extra coaches because of the Music Week people travelling from Grand Junction to Gunnison. There was 9 coaches, but 1 was switched out because there were enough people for 8.

Crew: Conductor Heckman, & Engineer Knoll
Cars: Baggage 125, RPO 54, Coaches 290, 283, 309, 327, 302, & Chair car 403.

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At Fairview, the train stops to add a helper (which in this case is the 360, a C-21 built by Baldwin in 1900 for the Crystal River Railroad & acquired used by the Rio Grande in 1916).

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Soon, the train heads down the line...

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... to Cedar Creek, to add a 3rd helper (which, in this case, is the 361, the other C-21 built by Baldwin in 1900 for the Crystal River Railroad, & also acquired in 1916).

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 08:33 PM

With the 2nd helper coupled, the 3 engines climb the hill.

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Soon, the train reaches Cerro Summit, & the helpers are uncoupled.

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Soon, the 346 rolls downhill with the train...

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... & pulls into Cimmaron.

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 08:26 PM

the train rolls over a bridge as it enters the Black Canyon.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:33 PM

As the train rolls through the canyon...

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... it stops at Sapinero.

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Soon, the train gets underway.

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