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Posted 16 July 2021 - 12:11 PM

It's November 9, 1944, C-21 #361 departs Gunnison at 4:30 AM with 6 loads, 13 empties.

Crew: Conductor Anderson, & Engineer Braswell.

Loads: 2 props Columbia, 2 hay Montrose, 1 coal Ridgeway, & 1 coal Montrose.

Empties: 12 stock cars Sapinero, & a caboose.

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Posted 16 July 2021 - 04:25 PM

The train follows the river as it heads west.

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Posted 17 July 2021 - 02:16 PM

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Soon, the crew sets out the stock cars at Sapinero.

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After that, the train enters the Black Canyon.

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Posted 17 July 2021 - 07:19 PM

As the train rolls through the canyon...

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... it pulls into Cimarron.

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Posted 18 July 2021 - 12:07 PM

The crew performs two trips to Cerro Summit to get the 6 loads up the hill (the C-21 has a tonnage rating of 124 tons)...

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Which ends at 10:35 AM as the train returns to Cimarron after the 2nd trip.

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Posted 18 July 2021 - 07:23 PM

After 50 minutes switching & time for the crew to eat, the train departs Cimarron at 11:25 AM with 2 empties.

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Shortly after, the train rolls through the Black Canyon.

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Posted 19 July 2021 - 12:07 PM

As the train heads east...

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... it pulls into Sapinero to load cattle.

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After 1 hour 20 minutes loading 10 cars of cattle, the train continues heading east.

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Posted 19 July 2021 - 06:37 PM

The train nears Gunnison.

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 12:17 PM

After a while...

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... the train pulls into Gunnison at 3:05 PM with 10 loads, 2 empties.

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Since the cattle was destined for Gunnison, the crew puts the stock cars at the stock pens to unload the cattle.

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